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Journal of PEARLDENT
Year : 2013, Volume : 4, Issue : 3
First page : ( 26) Last page : ( 29)
Print ISSN : 0976-0180.

Odontogenic keratocyst in association with ectopic tooth-a rare event

Ashwin D P1*, Priya N S2, Rao Kavita3

1Asst professor, Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, V S Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore.

2Asst professor, Dept of Oral pathology, V S Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore.

3Prof & HOD, Dept of Oral pathology, V S Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore.

*Corresponding Author: Dr Ashwin D P Asst Professor Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery V S Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore.

Online published on 16 October, 2013.

Abstract

Ectopic eruption of a tooth in the oral cavity is a rare event, with the commonest sites being nasal septum, mandibular condyle, coronoid process, palate and maxillary sinus. Ectopic tooth can be associated with the three distinct processes like developmental disturbance, pathological process and iatrogenic activity.

We present a case of an ectopic maxillary impacted tooth associated with Odontogenic keratocyst in the maxillary sinus.

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Keywords

Ectopic teeth, Maxillary sinus, Odontogenic keratocyst.

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