Rhinotillexomania Manifesting as Empty Nose Syndrome

Title

Rhinotillexomania Manifesting as Empty Nose Syndrome

Creator

Tranchito Eve; Chhabra Nipun

Publisher

The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology

Date

2019
2019-08

Description

OBJECTIVES: To highlight a severe case of rhinotillexomania (compulsive nasal picking) and its potential to manifest as empty nose syndrome (ENS). METHODS: A single case report with the presentation and management of a patient with severe rhinotillexomania who presented with chronic obstructive symptoms. We review the current literature on rhinotillexomania and ENS. RESULTS: This patient's manifestations mimic the obstructive symptoms of ENS, despite widely patent nasal passages. CONCLUSION: This is the first report of rhinotillexomania manifesting with features of ENS.

Subject

digital trauma; empty nose syndrome; nasal septal perforation; nose picking; rhinotillexomania

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Pages

3489419870832-3489419870832

Citation

Tranchito Eve; Chhabra Nipun, “Rhinotillexomania Manifesting as Empty Nose Syndrome,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 23, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6519.

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