Docs pull tooth from patient's... nose

Did the patient need a doctor or a dentist?

After what seemed to be a two-year-long ‘cold’, doctors finally got to the root of one man’s blocked nose.


The 59-year-old presented to an ENT department in Denmark with congestion, discharge and difficulty smelling, mostly on the left side.

He reported experiencing facial trauma when he was younger, with a jaw and nose fracture — the latter needing repositioning.

An examination and CT scan revealed a tumour in the floor of his nasal cavity, and endoscopic sinus surgery was performed, where the mucous-covered mass was extracted