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2022 Sep 09

Int J Surg Case Rep


A missed giant rhinolith retained for a decade in a paediatric patient at a zonal referral hospital in Central Tanzania: Case report and literature review.


Rhinolith is an entity formed by gradual deposition and coating of different salts of calcium and magnesium over an endogenous or exogenous nidus in the nasal cavity. The type, size and duration of the rhinolith lead to multiple types of presentation. Giant rhinoliths are very rare in paediatric patients owing the size of their nasal cavities. To the best of our knowledge this is the first reported case of a giant paediatric rhinolith in Tanzania.