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J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Mar;30(2):191-193. Korean. Case Report.
Kim JT , Cho MC , Jeon KJ , Park KH , Huh JK .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University(Yongdong Severance Dental Hospital), Korea. omshuh@yuhs.ac
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Korea.
Abstract

Impacted third molars of the mandible are generally found at or close to the second molar. If the third molar is impacted far distant from its original site, it may be affected by cysts or tumors. Ectopic impaction of third molar in the condyle area is very rare. Furthermore, impaction without cystic lesion is even less common. The etiology of migration of the mandibular third molar without cystic lesion is unknown. So periodical X-ray taking is essential.

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