Definition of Ozena:
Ozena is a disease of the nose in which there is a a wasting away of the bony ridges and internal mucous membranes.
Nasal crusting, discharge, and a very bad smell are other usual symptoms of ozena.
Ozena may develop after a long period of nasal swelling.
Ozena is also called atrophic rhinitis.
Joe S, Benson A. Nonallergic rhinitis. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2005:chap 43.
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