Ectopic eruption of a molar tooth

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


Routine scan of the paranasal sinuses.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Female

Ectopic eruption of an extra molar tooth into the right maxillary sinus floor, the sinus itself is opacified.

Case Discussion

Ectopic eruption of a tooth may cause sinusitis, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, nasal polyps, osteomeatal complex disease, epistaxis, facial pain, headache as well as foul smell, however it may remain undiagnosed for years. Differential diagnosis should include foreign body, anthrolith, rhinolith, bone sequestrum or a tumor.

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Case information

rID: 56715
Published: 19th Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Tag: dental
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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