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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 135-138
Esthesioneuroblastoma presenting as tooth pain

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.141367

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Esthesioneuroblastoma, also called olfactory neuroblastoma, is a rare malignant tumor originating in the olfactory epithelium in the upper nasal cavity with intracranial extension and may also be associated with secondary sinus diseases. Esthesioneuroblastoma has been observed to cause death by distant metastasis or by invasion through the cribriform plate and secondary meningitis. It usually produces nasal obstruction, epistaxis and less commonly anosmia, headache and pain. We report a case of esthesioneuroblastoma in a 50-year-old female who reported with tooth pain as a presenting symptom.

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