Man's two-year blocked nose caused by tooth growing in nostril

Sun Online Desk

2nd March, 2019 10:33:04 printer

Man's two-year blocked nose caused by tooth growing in nostril

A man in Denmark has finally got relief from years of an unexplained blocked nose when doctors discovered a tooth inside his nostril.

 

Doctors were shocked to find the rare condition in the 59-year-old who had been complaining of nasal congestion problems, discharge and a loss of his sense of smell for two years.

 

The individual had suffered facial trauma when he was young, which had left him with 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.

 

Dr Milos Fuglsang wrote in BMJ Case Reports: "Our patient most likely had the intranasal retained tooth most of his life, but had late onset of symptoms."

 

The tooth extraction took place at University Hospital Aarhus in the ear, nose and throat facility.

 

After a CT scan, the doctors used an endoscope to perform the surgery.

 

The exact cause of the rare condition is unknown, as only 23 patients have ever been identified, with incidents covering the years 1959-2008.

 

Source: Sky News


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