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Rhinoliths: Report of a Case Undiagnosed for Ten Years

Rhinoliths: Report of a Case Undiagnosed for Ten Years Abstract THE PURPOSE of this paper is to briefly review the history, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of rhinoliths, and to present a recent case of a large, symptomatic rhinolith which remained undiagnosed for ten years. Rhinoliths are relatively rare in the United States. Therefore Van Alyea's statement that the "discovery of a nasal calculus is an unusual and interesting experience"1 is still true. We recently had this experience in our clinic and were prompted to review the recent literature. Surprisingly, there are no reports of rhinoliths in the American ENT literature since 1952. During this same 13-year period, ten cases were reported in other English language journals,2-10 and several were reported in foreign journals. In view of this, it was felt that our case was of sufficient interest to warrant publication. History The first report of a rhinolith was by Bartholin in 1654. About 384 cases had been reported References 1. Van Alyea, O.E.: Rhinolith: A Report of Two Cases , Ann Otol 61:490-496, 1952. 2. Blocklay, B.: Rhinolith in a Case of Choanal Occlusion , J Laryng 71:356-358, 1957.Crossref 3. Brain, D.J.: Antral Rhinolithiasis , J Laryng 74:42-51, 1960.Crossref 4. Brown, C.J., Jr.: Antral Rhinolith: Report of a Case , J Oral Surg 15:153-155, 1957. 5. Cowie, H.: Two Symptomless Rhinoliths , J Laryng 68:250-255, 1954.Crossref 6. Dimopolous, J.: Four Cases in Carpenters With Chronic Exposure to Sawdust, personal communication to author, 1965. 7. Hill, F.T.: Rhinolithiasis: Report of a Case Unrecognized for 20 Years , J Maine Med Assoc 45:24-25, 1954. 8. Hitchin, A.D.: Acute Maxillitis of Infancy , Oral Surg 18:423-431, 1964.Crossref 9. Morgan, J.: Rhinolithiasis , J Laryng 71:331-338, 1957.Crossref 10. Wallace, J.R.: Chronically Infected Rhinolith of Maxillary Sinus Simulating Osteomyelitis , Oral Surg 16:761-763, 1963.Crossref 11. Polson, C.J.: On Rhinoliths , J Laryng 58:79-116, 1943.Crossref 12. Nachlas, N.: Rhinolith as a Cause of Suppurative Rhinitis , New Eng J Med 244:15-16, 1951.Crossref 13. Conley, J.J.: In Otolaryngology , Prior, vol 3, chap 7 , pp 1-4. 14. Jackson, C., and Jackson, C.L.: Diseases of the Nose, Throat, and Ears , ed 2, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1959, p 34. 15. Merideth, H.: Rhinolith , Arch Otolaryng 55:475-477, 1952.Crossref 16. Davis, J.G.: Rhinolith , Amer J Roentgen 76:343-345, 1956. 17. Abu-Jaudeh, C.N.: A Giant Rhinolith , Laryngoscope 61:271-277, 1951.Crossref 18. Terrafranca, R.J.: Rhinolith , Radiology 58:405-407, 1952.Crossref 19. Boies, L.R.: Fundamentals of Otolaryngology , ed 3, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1959, p 230. 20. Jones, R.F.M.: Rhinoliths , J Laryng 66:462-467, 1952.Crossref 21. Walker, A.S.: Bilateral Rhinolith of Endogenous Origin , J Laryng 64:21-22, 1950.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Rhinoliths: Report of a Case Undiagnosed for Ten Years

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Abstract

Abstract THE PURPOSE of this paper is to briefly review the history, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of rhinoliths, and to present a recent case of a large, symptomatic rhinolith which remained undiagnosed for ten years. Rhinoliths are relatively rare in the United States. Therefore Van Alyea's statement that the "discovery of a nasal calculus is an unusual and interesting experience"1 is still true. We recently had this experience in our clinic and were prompted to review the recent literature. Surprisingly, there are no reports of rhinoliths in the American ENT literature since 1952. During this same 13-year period, ten cases were reported in other English language journals,2-10 and several were reported in foreign journals. In view of this, it was felt that our case was of sufficient interest to warrant publication. History The first report of a rhinolith was by Bartholin in 1654. About 384 cases had been reported References 1. Van Alyea, O.E.: Rhinolith: A Report of Two Cases , Ann Otol 61:490-496, 1952. 2. Blocklay, B.: Rhinolith in a Case of Choanal Occlusion , J Laryng 71:356-358, 1957.Crossref 3. Brain, D.J.: Antral Rhinolithiasis , J Laryng 74:42-51, 1960.Crossref 4. Brown, C.J., Jr.: Antral Rhinolith: Report of a Case , J Oral Surg 15:153-155, 1957. 5. Cowie, H.: Two Symptomless Rhinoliths , J Laryng 68:250-255, 1954.Crossref 6. Dimopolous, J.: Four Cases in Carpenters With Chronic Exposure to Sawdust, personal communication to author, 1965. 7. Hill, F.T.: Rhinolithiasis: Report of a Case Unrecognized for 20 Years , J Maine Med Assoc 45:24-25, 1954. 8. Hitchin, A.D.: Acute Maxillitis of Infancy , Oral Surg 18:423-431, 1964.Crossref 9. Morgan, J.: Rhinolithiasis , J Laryng 71:331-338, 1957.Crossref 10. Wallace, J.R.: Chronically Infected Rhinolith of Maxillary Sinus Simulating Osteomyelitis , Oral Surg 16:761-763, 1963.Crossref 11. Polson, C.J.: On Rhinoliths , J Laryng 58:79-116, 1943.Crossref 12. Nachlas, N.: Rhinolith as a Cause of Suppurative Rhinitis , New Eng J Med 244:15-16, 1951.Crossref 13. Conley, J.J.: In Otolaryngology , Prior, vol 3, chap 7 , pp 1-4. 14. Jackson, C., and Jackson, C.L.: Diseases of the Nose, Throat, and Ears , ed 2, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1959, p 34. 15. Merideth, H.: Rhinolith , Arch Otolaryng 55:475-477, 1952.Crossref 16. Davis, J.G.: Rhinolith , Amer J Roentgen 76:343-345, 1956. 17. Abu-Jaudeh, C.N.: A Giant Rhinolith , Laryngoscope 61:271-277, 1951.Crossref 18. Terrafranca, R.J.: Rhinolith , Radiology 58:405-407, 1952.Crossref 19. Boies, L.R.: Fundamentals of Otolaryngology , ed 3, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1959, p 230. 20. Jones, R.F.M.: Rhinoliths , J Laryng 66:462-467, 1952.Crossref 21. Walker, A.S.: Bilateral Rhinolith of Endogenous Origin , J Laryng 64:21-22, 1950.Crossref

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1966

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