Ashish Khadgi1*, Sanjay Maharjan2 and Anisha Tandukar3

Rhinolith means formation of stone in the nasal cavity which is an uncommon cause of nasal obstruction. It occurs due to mineralization of an endogenous or exogenous nidus with deposition of mineral salts, calcium and magnesium phosphates. Patients usually present with foul smelling/ purulent nasal discharge, nasal bleeding, nasal obstruction, halitosis, tooth ache or palatal perforation. Endoscopic removal of rhinolith leads to less morbidity which the treatment of choice. We report a case of 19-year-old female with rhinolith on the right nasal cavity which was removed endoscopically.

Keywords: foreign body; rhinolith; unilateral nasal obstruction

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