Transnasal Removal of Ectopic Supernumerary Tooth from Cleft Patient


  • Ivo Cavalcante Pita Neto Laboratory of Study Design and Scientific Writing, ABC Medicine University; Leão Sampaio University
  • Jeférson Martins Pereira Lucena Franco Leão Sampaio University
  • Romildo José de Siqueira Bringel Laboratory of Study Design and Scientific Writing, ABC Medicine University; Leão Sampaio University
  • Milana Drumond Ramos Santana Laboratory of Study Design and Scientific Writing, ABC Medicine University
  • Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista Laboratory of Study Design and Scientific Writing, ABC Medicine University
  • Pablo Pita FMJ, Juazeiro do Norte CE
  • Eduardo Costa Studart Soares Ceará Federal University
  • Luiz Carlos de Abreu Laboratory of Study Design and Scientific Writing, ABC Medicine University
  • Luciano Miller Reis Rodrigues Laboratory of Study Design and Scientific Writing, ABC Medicine University



Tooth, Supernumerary, cleft palate, Surgery Oral


Background: The ectopic teeth can be permanent, deciduous or supernumerary and they are changes caused by the morphogenesis and growth of tissue outside their common positions. The ectopic inclusions occur in about 1% of the population. They can occur due to bad position of tooth germs, development disorder such as cleft palate, because of aberrant patterns of eruption, lack of space in the dental arch and tooth dislocation due to trauma or a pathological injury.

Case Report: This article had as its main objective to present a clinical case of ectopic supernumerary tooth in the nasal cavity proceeding with its surgical removal from a cleft patient who mainly complained of respiratory obstruction.

Conclusion: The importance of a correct diagnosis and suitable treatment through dental extraction through transnasal access was noted, as well as a simultaneous correction of the oralnasal fistula.


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