Curious case: A blocked nose turns out to be an extra tooth

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A young girl’s nasal obstruction turned out to have an unusual cause when scans revealed a wayward tooth growing on the inside of her nose.

Supernumerary tooth was 12mm in length. Source: BMJ.

The nine-year-old girl presented to a hospital in Manesar, in India, following three months of pain, inflammation and nasal congestion, according to a BMJ Case Report.

“On clinical examination, after

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