J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Oct;39(5):242-245. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5125/jkaoms.2013.39.5.242
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Korean Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
Impacted mandibular third molars are located between the second mandibular molar and mandibular ramus. However, ectopic mandibular third molars with heterotopic positions are reported in the subcondylar or pterygomandibular space. The usual cause of malposition is a cyst or tumor, and malposition without a pathology is rare. This case report described an impacted mandibular third molar in the pterygomandibular space without any associated pathology.