Doctors remove a & # 39; smelly & # 39; nose stone of the nose of 15 year old girls who grew slowly for about a decade
- Medically a rhinolith, it grows when the mucus builds on an object stuck in the nose
- The teenager was caused by a piece of rubber that got stuck as a child
- She was not aware of the stone, but had experienced discharge and bleeding
A teenage girl had a & # 39; dirty-smelling & # 39; nose stone removed from her nose that grew slowly for a decade.
Doctors revealed that the girl, who was not mentioned, had been suffering from runny nose and bleeding for many years.
After X-rays and CT scans, it was finally discovered that there was a strange shape with a webbed in its sinuses.
In her nose, doctors found what is medically called a rhinolith, which develops slowly as deposits form over a foreign object.
In the case of the 15-year-old, a piece of slimy rubber about 2 cm long was recovered.
It was probably stuck in her nose as a child, the doctors in the United Arab Emirates said. The girl, however, had no memory of putting it there.
A 15-year-old girl had a & # 39; dirty-smelling & # 39; nose stone that grew slowly for more than a decade caused by a small piece of rubber (left)
The rhinolith had to be removed with surgery by doctors from the United Arab Emirates
Rhinoliths are rare and are good for one in 10,000 patients who are treated on an ear, nose and throat unit, figures suggest.
The strange growth can often be diagnosed incorrectly, according to Dr. med. Mohiyuddin Ali at the Ain Alkhaleej Hospital in BMJ Case Reports.
The girl had no other symptoms of a rhinolith, such as headache, but had received antibiotics several times.
CT scans clearly showed a fairly large, irregularly shaped object with lots of spicules and wings that the doctors described as a & # 39; staghorn & # 39 ;.
The next step was to remove the stone, which was large enough to require general anesthesia.
Doctors first did X-rays & # 39; s (left) before they & # 39; large irregularly shaped object with lots of spicules and wings & # 39; found in CT scans (right)
It was not surprising that the girl felt better immediately after the operation and within three weeks, after taking antibiotics and saline, she had no symptoms at all.
A rhinolith is not necessarily a foreign body because it is not introduced from outside, but it develops in the nasal cavity, & the authors wrote.
It can be caused by an object such as fruit seeds, plant material, beads, cotton wool or a piece of paper, or an external object such as a bone fragment.
Deposits of calcium and magnesium salts, as well as nasal mucus, cover the piece of material for many years.
THE MAN WITH A TOOTH GROWING IN HIS NOSTRIL
A 59-year-old man got a tooth in his nostril because of a rare condition that caused him to have a stuffy nose for two years.
The strange growth, called an intranasal retention tooth, can be caused by physical damage or developmental problems, but doctors could not explain this case.
After doing scans and examinations to try and work out what the growth was, doctors removed it during surgery and discovered it was a whole tooth.
Growing a tooth in the nostril is rare and is thought to affect anywhere between 0.1% and 1% of the population, but can go unnoticed.
The man, who saw doctors at the Ear, Nose and Throat unit at Aarhus University Hospital, had a congested nose and loss of sense of smell in recent years.
He also had a regular milky discharge, mainly from the left nostril.