Get ready for your daily dose of crazy!
A man in Saudi Arabia chronically had at least one nosebleed a month for over three years, caused whenever he rubbed his nose.
Well, doctors found out that “minor nasal trauma” was due to a 1/2 inch long TOOTH that was growing in his nasal cavity! Apparently, this also caused him to have tonsillitis as well.
The “intranasal supernumerary tooth” caused friction on his septum, so he went to King Fahd Military Medical Complex, in Dhahran, to pull the weird tooth out.
Dr. John Hellstein, a professor of oral pathology at the University of Iowa, explained that 3.9% of people have an extra tooth growing in them somewhere, but that:
“It's an unusual case of an extra tooth - certainly, the most impressive intranasal photo I think I've ever seen of one. I've never seen the tooth actually in there.”
The good news is that the man has had no more nosebleeds three months after the suregry!
The human body can be so weird sometimes!
[Image via Hamed O. Al Dhafeeri, Abdulmajid Kavarodi, Khalil Al Shaikh, Ahmed Bukhari, Omair Al Hussain, Ahmed El Baramawy/ American Journal of Case Reports..]
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