Doctors remove tooth from Saudi man’s nose
A 22-year-old man, who had at least one nosebleed a month for the past three years, had developed a tooth in his nasal cavity
A Saudi man who had been continually suffering from nosebleeds had a tooth surgically removed from his nose, the UK-based Metro tabloid reported on Saturday.
Doctors at the King Fahd Military Medical hospital in the eastern Saudi province of Dhahran were surprised to find the white bony mass which had formed inside the 22-year-old patient’s nose - a rare medical occurrence.
For the past three years, the man reportedly had a nosebleed every month, believed to have been caused by the presence of the tooth.
A study by the American Journal of Case Reports explained that the “intranasal supernumerary tooth” was scratching the inside of the patient’s nose, causing the bleeding.
One of the authors of the study, John Hellstein, said while the incident is rare, extra teeth occasionally grow upwards from the mouth.