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The Endoscopic Removal of a Nasally Ectopic Premolar Tooth

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Nasally ectopic teeth are rare, but can be a source of significant morbidity. Symptoms can include facial pain, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, fungal rhinitis, persistent rhinorrhea and episodic epistaxis. A nasally ectopic tooth should be considered as a differential diagnosis for a radiopaque lesion within the nasal cavity. This case illustrates the diagnosis and subsequent minimally traumatic recovery of a nasally ectopic tooth, believed to be an upper first premolar tooth, via an endoscopic approach.

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Beech, A. , Haworth, S. , Thomas, D. and Farrier, J. (2015) The Endoscopic Removal of a Nasally Ectopic Premolar Tooth. Open Journal of Stomatology, 5, 142-146. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2015.55019.

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