Rapidly Evolving Large Rhinolith: Cause of Recurrent Nasal Bleed

  • Neha VermaEmail author
  • Pankaj Kumar
  • Pallika Kumar
  • Amit Prakash
Clinical Report


Rhinoliths are a rare cause of nasal obstruction but may also present with other symptoms including nasal bleed. We report a case of a rapidly evolving rhinolith in a patient presenting with the complaint of recurrent epistaxis for 2 years. A high index of suspicion is needed for diagnosing this condition.


Large rhinolith Nasal bleed Rapidly evolving 



The writers acknowledge the contribution of Dr. Sanyal Kumar of North Delhi Diagnostics, SBI Colony, Delhi, for his expert opinion on the radiologic findings.

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Conflict of interest

All the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

Permission to conduct the above study was obtained prior to the start of the study by The Ethical Committee of the hospital of affiliation of the authors.

Informed Consent

Informed consent to publish the case report was obtained from the patient reported in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neha Verma
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pankaj Kumar
    • 1
  • Pallika Kumar
    • 2
  • Amit Prakash
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyDr B.S Ambedkar HospitalRohiniIndia
  2. 2.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyRegional Institute of Medical ScienceImphalIndia

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