Rhinolithiasis Due to Supernumerary Ectopic Tooth: Very Rare Case

  • Nara JanardhanEmail author
  • S. Rajesh Kumar
  • R. Raghavendra Reddy
  • C. Aruna Kumar
Clinical Report


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.


Supernumerary teeth Ectopic tooth Rhinolith 


Conflict of interest

We state that there are no financial or personal implications relating to this work neither with any person nor with any organization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nara Janardhan
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Rajesh Kumar
    • 1
  • R. Raghavendra Reddy
    • 1
  • C. Aruna Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ENTNarayana Medical CollegeNelloreIndia

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