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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141-143
Dentigerous cyst associated with an ectopic third molar in the maxillary sinus: A rare entity


1 Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
2 Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

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T Srinivasa Prasad
Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.33793

PMID: 17687180

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Ectopic eruption of teeth into a region other than the oral cavity is rare although there have been reports of teeth in the nasal septum, mandibular condyle, coronoid process, palate, chin and maxillary sinus. Occasionally, a tooth may erupt in the maxillary sinus and present with local sinonasal symptoms attributed to chronic sinusitis. We present a case of an ectopic maxillary third molar tooth that caused chronic purulent sinusitis in relation to the right maxillary sinus.


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