'Erasoroma' as a cause of rhinolith: CT and MRI in a child

A. Muñoz, I. Pedrosa, M. Villafruela

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We report a 5-year old girl with progressive difficulty in breathing through the nose whose clinical diagnosis was nasal tumour. CT showed a calcified nodular mass and MRI a nonspecific nodular lesion in the right nasal cavity. The radiological suspicion was a rhinolith. The operative specimen showed that an eraser from a pencil was the primary source. We underline the rarity of this entity and the important role of radiological studies in preoperative recognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)824-826
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nose
  • Rhinolith

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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