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Incisive dental implant migration into the nasal septum
  1. Ana Sousa Menezes,
  2. Nuno Daniel Ribeiro Martins da Costa,
  3. Filipa Carvalho Moreira and
  4. Daniela Ribeiro
  1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ana Sousa Menezes, ana4644{at}


We report the clinical case of a female patient who presented to our emergency department due to a septal abscess caused by the displacement of a dental implant into the nasal septum. The patient underwent surgical treatment for endoscopic foreign body excision and septal abscess drainage. Despite the presence of septal cartilage destruction, the L-shaped structure was preserved and no reconstruction was required. Postoperative healing was uneventful.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
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  • Contributors ASM takes full responsibility for the integrity of the data presented. FCM and NDRMdC contributed to the conception, analysis and interpretation of the data for the work. ASM and DR were responsible for the drafting of the manuscript and all the authors revised it for important intellectual content.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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