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Italian Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery 2014 December;25(2-3):99-101

Ectopic maxillary incisors

Bakshi S. S. 1, Bakshi S. 2

1 Department of Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam Pondicherry, India;
2 Dr. Smilez Dental Clinic, Pondicherry, India


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Ectopic tooth within the tooth bearing region is often noticed in clinical practice but ectopic eruption in non-dentate region like maxillary sinus is rare. Rarer is the presence of multiple ectopic teeth involving both the maxillary incisors and canine and has not been reported yet. A seventeen year old male presented with a complaints of dull pain on the right side of the face for past two years. Water’s view X-ray of PNS revealed dense non-specific opacification of the right maxillary sinus. Antrostomy through Caldwell-Luc approach revealed three ectopic teeth in the right maxillary sinus. Later the teeth were identified to be Central Incisor, lateral incisor and canine. Rare finding of ectopic incisors in the maxillary sinus is reported and the need for interdisciplinary approach to patients is stressed upon.

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