Sinonasal teeth

J Otolaryngol. 1995 Jun;24(3):180-3.


Ectopic eruption of the teeth in the sinonasal tract and the migration of a displaced dental fragment from the maxillary sinus to the nose are two rare phenomena. This paper reports three cases: an asymptomatic ectopic tooth within the nasal septum, an ectopic maxillary sinus tooth causing repeated attacks of sinusitis, and a dental root that reached the nose through the maxillary antrum associated with Aspergillus sinusitis. The etiology, diagnosis, complications, and treatment of simonasal teeth are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aspergillosis / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Maxillary Sinus* / diagnostic imaging
  • Maxillary Sinus* / surgery
  • Maxillary Sinusitis / complications
  • Nasal Septum
  • Nose Diseases* / diagnostic imaging
  • Nose Diseases* / etiology
  • Nose Diseases* / surgery
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases* / diagnostic imaging
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases* / etiology
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases* / surgery
  • Radiography
  • Tooth Eruption, Ectopic* / diagnostic imaging
  • Tooth Eruption, Ectopic* / etiology
  • Tooth Eruption, Ectopic* / surgery