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Nasal mucosa
Nasal mucosa


Definition:

Ozena is a disease of the nose that shows a wasting away of the bony ridges and mucous membranes inside. Nasal crusting, discharge, and a very bad smell are other usual symptoms of ozena. Ozena may follow a long period of nasal swelling.



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References:

Rakel P, ed. Conn’s Current Therapy 2007. 59th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders; 2007.




Review Date: 7/25/2007
Reviewed By: James L. Demetroulakos, M.D., F.A.C.S., Department of Otolaryngology, North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA. Clinical Instructor in Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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