鼻腔内に認められた過剰歯の2例 [in Japanese] Two cases of supernumerary teeth in the nasal cavity [in Japanese]
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Two cases of supernumerary teeth in the nasal cavity are reported. Several reports have described ectopic teeth in the maxilla, but eruption into the nasal cavity is rare.<BR>Case 1 was a 42-year-old woman with left nasal obstruction. A tooth mass was found in the left nasal cavity and was extracted via the nostril. The mass was a supernumerary tooth. After the operation, the patient's course was good, and the symptoms of nasal obstruction disappeared.<BR>Case 2 was a 8-year-old girl who consulted a local otorhinolaryngology clinic because of aural pain. Intranasal fiberscopic examination disclosed a foreign body in the left side of the nasal cavity. Computed tomography showed that the foreign body was a tooth. Although the patient was scheduled for extraction of the supernumerary tooth, she had to change hospitals for family reasons.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 50(5), 301-304, 2004-05-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons