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Doctors find extra tooth in man's nose

 
Doctors find extra tooth in man's nose
Posted Monday, August 11th 2014 @ 10am  by Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Doctors had strange news for a 22-year-old Saudi man who came in complaining of a nosebleed or two every month: he had a half-inch mass of bone in his nose, LiveScience reports.

After consulting with dentists, the doctors decided he had a tooth in his nasal cavity and extracted it under general anesthesia. No muss, no fuss.

published report found that the patient recovered and the nosebleeds were gone after three months.

"It's an unusual case of an extra tooth—certainly, the most impressive intranasal photo I think I've ever seen of one," says John Hellstein, a dentist.

Read the full story on Newser.com

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