Masked rhinolith: The significance of unilateral symptom

  • I Mohamad
  • Arul Arumugam P
Keywords: nose, symptom, unilateral, rhinolith


This is a case report of an 11-year old child who was suffering from rhinorrhoea for five years. As there was no history of foreign body insertion into the nose, the diagnosis of a nasal problem was not suspected. Furthermore, the initial presentation of unilateral rhinorrhoea (nasal discharge) masked the suspicion of other pathologies. The child was treated for allergic rhinitis until she presented herself to our attention whereby a rhinoscopy was performed, showing a rhinolith.


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MohamadI., & PA. A. (2012). Masked rhinolith: The significance of unilateral symptom. Malaysian Family Physician, 8(1), 3. Retrieved from
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