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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 219--221

Septal rhinoscleroma

Department of Plastic Surgery, Sohag Faculty of Medicine, Sohag - 82542, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed A Shoeib
Department of Plastic Surgery, Sohag Faculty of Medicine, Sohag - 82542
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.73465

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Rhinoscleroma is a chronic granulomatous condition of the nose and other structures of the upper respiratory tract. Infection by the bacterium Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis is said to be the cause. A female patient aged 45 years, presented with a past history of trauma to the nose and swelling on her nose since last 1 year. There was nasal asymmetry and internal nasal examination showed a septal swelling protruding to the right nasal cavity with hypertrophied nasal mucosa and inferior turbinate. Open tip rhinoplasty approach was used to excise the mass, which examined pathologically revealing a rhinoscleroma, fibrotic infiltrative stage.


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