Report of an unusual cause of rhinolithiasis: An 'opioma'

Ghanbari, H. and Farhadi, M. and Daneshi, A. (2007) Report of an unusual cause of rhinolithiasis: An 'opioma'. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 86 (1). pp. 48-49.

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We report an unusual case of unilateral rhinolith. The patient was a 21-year-old man who had a history of left-sided nasal obstruction and recurrent bouts of fetid, purulent rhinorrhea of several years' duration. The rhinolith, which had formed around an impacted foreign body, was extracted in several pieces under local anesthesia. Laboratory evaluation revealed that the foreign body was a hardened mixture of codeine and opium wrapped in a small sheet of nylon - what we called an "opioma.".

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Uncontrolled Keywords: codeine; opiate, adult; article; case report; foreign body; human; laboratory test; local anesthesia; male; nose disease; nose malformation; nose obstruction; nose septum; opioma; radiodiagnosis; rhinolithiasis; rhinorrhea, Adult; Cocaine; Foreign Bodies; Humans; Lithiasis; Male; Nasal Cavity; Nose Diseases
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Depositing User: parto mrs bakhtminoo
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 11:24
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 11:24

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