Doctors Remove Tooth From Man's Nose After Two Years Of Nasal Congestion

Mayukh Bari23 August 2020 11:18AM IST
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There are many weird medical conditions related to teeth - like growing in all the wrong places. A man from Denmark added one more such bizzare incident in medical history. He has undergone surgery to remove a tooth from inside his nostril, after suffering with an unexplained blocked nose for two years.

Doctors in Denmark were astonished to find the rare condition in a 59-year-old man, who had complained of nasal congestion problems, discharge and loss of his sense of smell. The exact cause of the rare condition is unknown. Doctors believe it could be due to trauma, infections from a cyst, or developmental disturbances such as cleft lip or cleft palate, but have no obvious explanation for this particular case.

The individual experienced a facial trauma when he was young which resulted in a fracture to his jaw and nose, but doctors said there was no evidence to suggest repositioning following the incident was connected to the nasal growth condition. Following a CT scan, doctors decided to use an endoscope to perform a surgical extraction. Dr Milos Fuglsang who carried out the tooth extraction said,

Our patient most likely had the intranasal retained tooth most of his life, but had late onset of symptoms.

The operation was a success. It appears that the extraction procedure has cleared up the individual's blocked nose troubles, with no new symptoms reported a month later. A study from 1959 to 2008 says that only 23 patients were identified with same condition in the history.