Displacement of a maxillary third molar into the buccal space: anatomical implications apropos of a case


Kocaelli H. , Balcioglu H. A. , Erdem T. L.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.40, no.6, pp.650-653, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijom.2010.11.021
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.650-653

Abstract

 

A few cases of accidental displacement of molars into adjacent anatomical
spaces, such as the infratemporal fossa, the pterygomandibular space, the maxillary
sinus, or the lateral pharyngeal space, during surgical interventions have been
reported. This report describes the displacement of a maxillary third molar into the
buccal space and discusses the anatomical implications.
A few cases of accidental displacement of molars into adjacent anatomical spaces, such as the infratemporal fossa, the pterygomandibular space, the maxillary sinus, or the lateral pharyngeal space, during surgical interventions have been reported. This report describes the displacement of a maxillary third molar into the buccal space and discusses the anatomical implications.