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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Accidental finding in orthodontics – Rhinolith


1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Sri Amritsar, Punjab, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College, Sri Amritsar, Punjab, India

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Dr Sukhdeep Singh Kahlon
234, Medical Enclave, Circular Road, Sri Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJDS.IJDS_102_17

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Rhinolith is a calcareous secretion that occurs in the nasal cavity and is usually discovered during routine radiographic examination as it is rare, unilateral, and asymptomatic. It can sometimes lead to nasal obstruction, fetid odor, and purulent secretion. This case report is about the accidental finding of rhinolith during conventional diagnostic procedure. A 10-year-old female had an ovoid radiopacity in the right side of the nasal cavity. Although the patient had no symptoms of prevalence of this mass, it was found during routine radiographic examination. After the complete investigation of the radiopaque mass with the help of cone-beam computed tomography, the rhinolith was endoscopically removed.


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