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Apparently rare but not unheard of. This from American Journal of Neuroradiology that reviewed three cases:

A 7-year-old girl came to the outpatient clinic with a right-sided nasal obstruction associated with purulent discharge for 1 week. Intranasal examination revealed a white mass surrounded by granulation tissue in the floor of the right nasal cavity. Findings in the remainder of the head and neck examination were unremarkable.

The CT scan demonstrated a radiopaque mass located in the right nasal cavity between the inferior turbinate and the nasal septum (Fig 2). Soft tissue that surrounded the mass was consistent with the clinical finding of granulation tissue. The patient underwent endoscopic removal of the mass. Findings at histologic examination confirmed its dental nature. The symptoms of right nasal obstruction and purulent discharge completely resolved after surgery.

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You hear horror stories of teeth found in places like the brain.  Yikes!  From some dental website:

Here are just our top 3 examples of some of the most bizarre places teeth have been uncovered – and none of them are in the mouth:

  • Brain: Yes, that’s correct…the BRAIN! Fully developed teeth were found in the brain tumor of a 4 month old baby in Maryland, USA. The brain tumor was removed and fully developed teeth were found in the tissue of the tumor. This was the first case of teeth found in a craniopharyngioma tumor but the great news is, the baby is recovering and doing great. We are wondering if those teeth can be used to get extra dollars from the tooth fairy though?
  • Lungs: An 18 year old boy named Miguel Balcon had a cyst removed from his lungs at the age of 18-years- old. Once doctors removed the cyst and inspected it they found not only teeth, but hair and eyes in the basketball size growth. WTF! Sounds like something out of a horror movie than real life!
  • Eyes: A 23-year-old female in India had a tumor removed from her left eye – it had been a birth abnormality that continued to worsen with age. After the swelling got so severe her vision was declining and the tumor was removed. What did they find in it? Not one, but two fully grown teeth. Amazingly disgusting. But, shockingly that wasn’t the first time teeth had been found growing out of an eye…there are over 70 documented cases from around the world! Believe it!

Other bizarre places medical doctors have removed teeth from that aren’t the norm include tumors in ovaries, stomach, foot, nose, ears and perhaps the worst of all places, the rectum. We are not kidding! So the next time you see a freaky cartoon character with some misplaced teeth…consider how realistic that might actually be!

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19 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

Other bizarre places medical doctors have removed teeth from that aren’t the norm include tumors in ovaries, stomach, foot, nose, ears and perhaps the worst of all places, the rectum.

I don't care how decayed it becomes, I'm never going to brush that tooth!  :o

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1 hour ago, Airehead said:

Apparently rare but not unheard of. This from American Journal of Neuroradiology that reviewed three cases:

A 7-year-old girl came to the outpatient clinic with a right-sided nasal obstruction associated with purulent discharge for 1 week. Intranasal examination revealed a white mass surrounded by granulation tissue in the floor of the right nasal cavity. Findings in the remainder of the head and neck examination were unremarkable.

The CT scan demonstrated a radiopaque mass located in the right nasal cavity between the inferior turbinate and the nasal septum (Fig 2). Soft tissue that surrounded the mass was consistent with the clinical finding of granulation tissue. The patient underwent endoscopic removal of the mass. Findings at histologic examination confirmed its dental nature. The symptoms of right nasal obstruction and purulent discharge completely resolved after surgery.

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Years ago my mother had back surgery. They found teeth and hair on her backbone. The Dr. surmises that she was going to have a twin sibling but something went amiss. The other fetus was partially absorbed by her body except for those two things. 

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