Incidental 'ethmoid sinolith' - An unusual cause of frontal recess obstruction

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We report a case of a middle aged, hypertensive man who presented with nasal obstruction, sneezing spells, headache and nasal discharge of long duration. On evaluation, he was diagnosed to have a deviated nasal septum with allergic rhinosinusitis with sinonasal polyposis. CT of the paranasal sinuses revealed a hyperdense, oval structure suggestive of a sinolith in the right anterior ethmoid sinus. The patient underwent septoplasty with right Draf 2B procedure and extraction of the sinolith from the ethmoid sinus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number204157
JournalBMJ Case Reports
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31-03-2014

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Ethmoid Sinus
Sneezing
Nasal Septum
Nasal Obstruction
Paranasal Sinuses
Nose
Headache

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