Rhinolithiasis Due to Supernumerary Ectopic Tooth: Very Rare Case
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An ectopic supernumerary tooth causing the formation of rhinolith was never reported before in the medical literature. A 30 years old male patient presented to our hospital with one sided nasal obstruction, recurrent epistaxis, and nasal discharge. Anterior rhinoscopy, nasal endoscopy and X-ray paranasal sinuses revealed a rhinolith in the left nasal cavity. Preoperative evaluation and post operative examination of the specimen proved that the nidus of rhinolith was a supernumerary ectopic tooth.
KeywordsSupernumerary teeth Ectopic tooth Rhinolith
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