Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 346--347

Tooth in oropharynx


D Nagarajappa1, BS Manjunatha2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SJM Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, K M Shah Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
B S Manjunatha
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, K M Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Pipariya 391 760, Vadodara, Gujarat
India

The incidence of ectopic teeth has increased. In many cases, the etiology of ectopic teeth cannot be identified. Ectopic tooth in deciduous dentition period is very rare and information is limited about its causes and characteristics. The conditions commonly associated with an increased prevalence of ectopic teeth include cleft lip and palate, cleidocranial dysplasia, and Gardner syndrome. The diagnosis is made by the clinical and radiological examinations. The indication for extraction in ectopic teeth cases is in general determined by the presence of symptomatology, or by the need for preventing future complications. We present a case of an ectopic maxillary tooth in a 4 year-old boy. In addition, this report also addresses a young patient with a tooth in the oropharynx with the objective of non traumatic etiology, and such a clinical presentation is extremely rare. The authors believe the case presented here is the first documented case of an ectopic supernumerary tooth seen in the oropharynx.


How to cite this article:
Nagarajappa D, Manjunatha B S. Tooth in oropharynx.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2011;15:346-347


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Nagarajappa D, Manjunatha B S. Tooth in oropharynx. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];15:346-347
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