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Ozena

 

Ozena is a disease of the nose in which the bony ridges and mucous membranes of the nose waste away.

Ozena is also called atrophic rhinitis.

Symptoms

Nasal crusting, discharge, and a very bad smell are other common symptoms of ozena.

Ozena may develop after a long period of nasal swelling.

 

References

Joe SA, Liu JZ. Nonallergic rhinitis. In: Flint PW, Haughey BH, Lund LJ, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 43.

 
  • Nasal mucosa

    Nasal mucosa - illustration

    The mucosa, or mucous membrane, is a type of tissue that lines the nasal cavity. Mucous membranes are usually moist tissues that are bathed by secretions such as in the nose.

    Nasal mucosa

    illustration

    • Nasal mucosa

      Nasal mucosa - illustration

      The mucosa, or mucous membrane, is a type of tissue that lines the nasal cavity. Mucous membranes are usually moist tissues that are bathed by secretions such as in the nose.

      Nasal mucosa

      illustration


     

    Review Date: 8/5/2015

    Reviewed By: Sumana Jothi MD, specialist in laryngology, Clinical Instructor UCSF Otolaryngology, NCHCS VA, SFVA, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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