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Intranasal tooth: ectopic eruption 1 year after maxillofacial trauma
  1. Mamta Agrawal1,
  2. Tayyeb Sultan Khan1,
  3. Tulika Gupta2,
  4. Shally Khanna1
  1. 1Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Central Poly Clinic, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tayyeb Sultan Khan, tayyebsultankhan786{at}


Injury to the permanent central incisors due to trauma in the maxillofacial region, though common, may result in an uncommon sequel. We report a case of traumatic injury in a 5-year-old child with displacement of the tooth bud into the nasal floor. The identification of ectopic tooth buds poses little diagnostic challenge due to the available imaging facilities, however, in the present case the ectopic bud remained unnoticed and resulted in ectopic eruption of the tooth in the nasal cavity 1 year later. This report highlights a rare case of nasal eruption of a permanent tooth and places stress on the need for close attention to detail during maxillofacial trauma for early detection and proper management.

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