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Ectopic intranasal tooth: An unusual cause of epistaxis in a child

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June 4, 2012
by Roshan K. Verma, MS, DNB, MNAMS; Jaimanti Bakshi, MS, DNB; Naresh K. Panda, MS, MNAMS, FRCS


Nasal bleeding is a common disorder in children that is frequently caused by irritation in the Kiesselbach plexus (also known as Littleā€™s area). Other common underlying causes include local inflammatory diseases of the nose, infections, vascular malformations, and trauma. We report here a rare case of an ectopic tooth in the nasal cavity as the cause of recurrent epistaxis in a 3.5-year-old child. The clinical presentation, investigations, and management are discussed.

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