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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 373-374
Supernumerary tooth in the nasal cavity

Department of ENT, DY Patil Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Stuti Mathur
DY Patil Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.325262

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Intranasal ectopic dentition is a rare clinical entity. The presence of teeth has been reported in ovaries, testes, anterior mediastinum and presacral regions. In the maxillofacial region, teeth have been found in maxillary sinus, mandibular condyle, coronoid process, chin, nose and even orbit. A 21-year-old female patient presented with complaints of intermittent right-sided epistaxis and a history of occasional headache for 6 months. An anterior rhinoscopic examination revealed a hard white mass surrounded by granulation tissue lying in the floor of the right nasal cavity. The clinical appearance was that of a rhinolith. Supernumerary teeth are extra to normal complement in dentition. They may occur unilaterally or bilaterally, single or multiple. A variety of complications can occur ranging from crowding to cyst formation. Hence, early identification and treatment are essential for management.

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