International Journal of Medical Imaging
Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015, Pages: 1-4
Received: Jun. 12, 2014;
Accepted: Jun. 23, 2014;
Published: Jul. 7, 2014
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Mohammad Akheel, Consultant Oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India; Correspondence- Block 5, 4H, VGN laparasiene, Nolambur, Mogappair west, Chennai -600037, T.N. India
Deepti Chablani, Junior Registrar, Dept. of oral & maxillofacial surgery, Terna Dental College& hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Ectopic eruption of a tooth with its impaction in the nasal cavity is a rare phenomenon. Detailed radiographic evaluation of such patients often reveals surprising things which cannot be expected like incidental intranasal tooth in our cases. This is usually seen in syndromic patients who are associated with cleft lip and palate. They can arise throughout the mid face including the nasal cavity, hard palate, condyle of mandible, orbit and maxillary antrum. They may be placed vertically, horizontally or inverted in position. Sometimes they may erupt normally in the oral cavity and sometimes due to ectopic eruption of these teeth they may be impacted in nasal floor. These teeth have atypical crown and root. We report here 2 cases of non syndromic patients who had supernumerary tooth impacted within the nasal floor with discussion of etiology, complications, diagnosis and treatment approach.
Intranasal Tooth: Incidental Finding in two Cases, International Journal of Medical Imaging. Special Issue: New Technologies in Medical Imaging.
Vol. 3, No. 1-1,
2015, pp. 1-4.
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