Floating canine in maxillary sinus – Case report and overview of pathogenetic literature

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The eruption of tooth other than the alveolar arch is called Ectopic Tooth. It is frequently encountered in the maxillary sinus. Facial pain is the most common presentation which is commonly misdiagnosed as chronic sinusitis. We present a case of a 47-year-old lady who was incidentally diagnosed to have an ectopic free lying canine in the maxillary sinus and discuss the various theories mentioned in literature predisposing to this condition.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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