Article number 124
We report a case of a 45-year-old male with severe rhinoscleroma. The patient presented to the emergency room with dyspnea from a long-standing nasal-palatal mass. A tracheostomy was required for airway control. While dyspnea in the presence of an upper airway mass is typical of malignancy, consideration of non-oncological etiologies is important. We review the epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of rhinoscleroma.
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Domanski, M.C., Rivero, A., Kardon, D.E. (2013). Rhinoscleroma presenting as a nasal-palatal mass with airway obstruction. F1000 Research, 2:124.