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[Unilateral nasal bleeding due to an intranasal tooth]

B A Meijer, K G van der Wal
Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde 2003, 110 (9): 362-4
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Intranasal teeth is a rare phenomenon. In order to understand it's etiology access to high-quality case reports is necessary. Given that intranasal teeth often induce morbidity through obstruction, rhinorrhoe or nasal bleeding, more rapid and effective diagnosis and treatment are needed. This article presents two case reports and a review of the literature, revealing that different methods for the removal of intranasal teeth are available. A new method is removing the tooth using endoscopy. It was suggested that this method reduces the risk of comorbidity associated with more conventional removal methods.

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