An unusual co-presentation of rhinolithiasis and squamous cell carcinoma in the nasal cavity


ÖZDEMİR S. , GORGULU O., AKBAS Y., SELCUK T., Sayar H., TARKAN Ö.

JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.40, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.07.008
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Özet

Rhinoliths are nasal stones that result from mineralisation of salts around an endogenous or exogenous nidus within the nasal cavity. They are uncommon nasal masses and usually unilateral and single, situated in the floor of the nose. The patient typically presents with nasal obstruction, facial pain and foul-smelling nasal secretion. To the best of our knowledge, the occurrence of squamous cell carcinoma with rhinolithiasis has not been previously reported in the English-language literature. In this article, we present a 63-year-old man, who had unilateral rhinolithiasis with squamous cell carcinoma within the nasal cavity. (C) 2011 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery.