Volume 15, Number 3, September 2003

Ectopic Tooth in the Nasal Cavity

Miki Aoki, Yoshinori Jinbu, Toshio Matsumura, Mikio Kusama

Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan


Abstract
This report is of a patient with an inverted tooth penetrating the nasal cavity. The patient was a 7-year-old girl who presented with nasal obstruction and epistaxis. A tooth-like mass was found in the right nasal cavity and X-rays revealed an ectopic supernumerary tooth in the nasal cavity. After surgical removal of the tooth, the symptoms completely resolved. There have been 143 patients, involving 148 intranasal teeth, reported in the Japanese literature. In this report, these patients are reviewed clinically according to sex, age, tooth form, site of eruption, aetiology, symptoms, and treatment.

Key words:
Ectopic tooth eruption, Nasal cavity, Supernumerary tooth

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003;15:218-221.
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