Ectopic nasal tooth

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz



Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

Tooth-like bony structure with central lucency is seen in the left inferior nasal cavity proper, just posterior to the nasal vestibule, representing an ectopic intra-nasal tooth.

Bulky bilateral tonsils and adenoids are also seen causing obliteration of the nasopharynx.

Case Discussion

On a CT, tooth-like or tooth-equivalent density lesion with centrally located pulp cavity are highly helpful in discriminating ectopic nasal teeth from differentials like radiopaque foreign bodies and rhinoliths.

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Case information

rID: 72442
Published: 26th Nov 2019
Last edited: 26th Nov 2019
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