J Rhinol.  2011 May;18(1):68-70.

Ectopic Eruption of a Tooth into the Nasal Cavity with Sinusitis: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Busan St. Mary's Medical Center, Busan, Korea. cheif123@chollian.net


The ectopic eruption of teeth into the nasal cavity is a rare phenomenon. Ectopic tooth eruptions commonly occur in the palate and maxillary sinus, but have also been reported in the mandibular condyle, coronoid process, orbit, and nasal cavities. The clinical manifestations of intranasal teeth are quite variable; however, intranasal teeth can be an incidental finding during routine examination in patients without nasal discomfort. Herein we report a unique case of an intranasal ectopic tooth that erupted into the nasal cavity and caused significant nasal symptoms in an otherwise healthy patient. The intranasal tooth was removed endoscopically.


Ectopic Tooth; Nasal Obstruction; Sinusitis
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