Tooth In Man’s Nose: Doctors Find, Remove Tooth Growing Inside Nose

August 10, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Tooth in Man's Nose

This is not something, people see everyday. Tooth found in man’s nose has surprised even medical experts. A team of doctors in Saudi Arabia, were shocked when they discovered a tooth measuring a half-inch, growing inside a man’s nose. The patient decided to seek medical help due to the fact that he was suffering from nosebleeds and tonsillitis for several years. The half dozen physicians were able to remove the tooth from the 22-year-old man’s nose and the bleeding has stopped.

In early June, a young man from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia visited a doctor and asked for help for his frequent nosebleeds (epistaxis) and the occasional inflammation of his tonsils (tonsillitis).

The 22-year-old man consulted a generalist doctor and explained that for over three years, he has been having heavy nosebleeds mainly in the left nostril.

He further revealed that the nose bleeding episodes occurred with the simplest actions such as rubbing, scratching or accidentally hitting his nose.

According to the American Journal of Case Reports, the individual never had blood transfusion or nasal packing, which prompted the medical expert to do a rhinoscopy that lead to a very shocking discovery.

The rhinoscopy revealed that the Saudi Arabian had an ivory or white bony mass in his nose.

The small bony mass measured about half an inch, was located in the left nostril while the right one was intact.

Baffled by his discovery, the generalist decided to refer his patient to his colleagues at the the Department of Otorhinolaryngology located in the King Fahd Military Medical Complex, in Dhahran.

The experts confirmed that the man had a tooth growing in his nose.

The Otolaryngologists were surprised by what they found because the man had no other teeth related issues.

The unnamed person had a complete and well-aligned set of normal teeth in his mouth.

According to the group of scientists from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, the man had what is called an intranasal supernumerary tooth, which was the cause of the nose bleeding and the tonsillitis.

The team of 6 physicians worked with the man for several days before operating on him while under general anesthesia.

The extra tooth was removed and three months later the man returned for a follow up where he said that the nose bleeding has completely stopped and is doing very well.

Experts say this is a very rare case and they do not believe another tooth will grow in the man’s nose.


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