A 9-year-old girl presented with a foreign body obstruction inside her nose. The condition led to pain and nasal congestion. CT showed the presence of a radiopaque mass similar to a tooth in the right nasal cavity. Diagnosis of a supernumerary intranasal tooth was made and extraction was performed under general anaesthesia. An ectopic tooth in the nasal cavity is rare and surgical removal is recommended to eliminate the symptoms.
- dentistry and oral medicine
- ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
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Contributors VK performed the surgery. AB, RK and PM have written the manuscript.
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.
Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.