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Canine transmigration: comprehensive literature review and report of 4 new Australian cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20303046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Canine transmigration is a rare dental anomaly unique to the mandibular arch, involving intraosseous migration of the unerupted tooth across the midline. Currently, there is a lack of consensus on the definition of transmigration. This report suggests a unified definition of transmigration, that being when a canine has crossed the midline by more than half its length. Numerous publications reporting mandibular canine transmigration therefore cannot be considered as being truly transmigrated. Here we undertake a comprehensive review of the literature, and report 4 new cases of transmigrated mandibular canines, 2 of which present with unique features. One case shows a vertically positioned transmigrated canine, whereas the other shows a horizontally transmigrated canine underlying an impacted canine. Furthermore, this cohort is the first to be reported in an Australian population.
Julijana Vuchkova; Camile S Farah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-22     Completed Date:  2010-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e46-53     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology, The University of Queensland, School of Dentistry & UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Herston, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Cuspid / pathology*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Mandible / pathology
Middle Aged
Radiography, Panoramic
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tooth Eruption, Ectopic / diagnosis*
Tooth, Impacted / diagnosis
Tooth, Unerupted / diagnosis

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