Ectopic tooth in maxillary sinus - wisdom tooth

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Recurrent headaches.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

The third molar tooth (wisdom tooth) is seen projecting into the right maxillary sinus.

Case Discussion

Occasionally teeth, in particular, the third molar tooth, may erupt into the maxillary sinus and present with local sinonasal symptoms attributed to recurrent or chronic sinusitis. In this case, there are no signs of associated acute or chronic sinusitis.  


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Case information

rID: 12702
Published: 1st Jan 2011
Last edited: 29th Apr 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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