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August 1929


Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(2):190-191. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620050086009

True rhinoliths are rare. The following case is of interest because of its long duration and the large size of the rhinolith.


C. W. Y., aged 39, married, an American, a roofer, on Jan. 12, 1929, complained of nasal trouble. This had been present since February, 1913. Since then, he had had frequent colds. Since February, 1928, he had not been able to breathe well through the left naris and since May, 1928, he had not been able to breathe through it at all. The complaints at the time of examination were swelling, pain and tenderness of the left nostril, with complete inability to breath through the left nostril. He also could feel a hard object in the left naris. He breathed entirely through the right naris.

The past history was unimportant, except for a 4 plus Wassermannn reaction of the blood in August, 1928. No symptoms

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