Supernumerary nasal tooth

Case contributed by Dr Abdulmajid Bawazeer

Presentation

Headache without nasal discharge or fever.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
CT

There is a hyperdense tooth-like structure protruding from the floor of the left nasal cavity.  Separately, some of the maxillary tooth roots protrude into the maxillary sinus. There is scattered mucosal thickening and mucus retention cysts.

CT

There is a hyperdense tooth-like structure lying in the floor of the left nasal cavity more obvious in volume rendering.

Case Discussion

Intranasal ectopic dentition is a rare clinical entity. Intranasal teeth can cause problems such as nasal obstruction, chronic rhinorrhea, and speech problems 1.

 

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Case information

rID: 67333
Published: 6th Apr 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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