Endoscopically Assisted Intraoral Removal of an Ectopic Third Molar in the Mandibular Subcondylar Region

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Abstract

The ectopic placement of mandibular third molars in the subcondylar region is an uncommon phenomenon. Most patients are asymptomatic but can present with acute infection or associated pathology necessitating surgical intervention. Surgical approaches have been described utilizing both extraoral and intraoral approaches to the region.

This paper presents a clinical report of a patient presenting with acute fascial space infection arising from an ectopic third molar in the mandibular subcondylar region, managed with surgical removal via an endoscopically assisted intraoral approach.

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