Transmigration of a mandibular canine: case report

  • L. Pinto | lucapinto1968@gmail.com Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy, Italy.
  • G. Mengoni Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy, Italy.
  • C. Ruscica Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy, Italy.
  • G. Gastaldi Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy, Italy.
  • R. Vinci Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy, Italy.

Abstract

Transmigration of mandibular canine is an uncommon clinical condition in which impacted canine crosses the midline. Etiology of this phenomenon is unknown, but in some cases the presence of follicular cyst may be one of the causes. Canine transmigration is more prevalent in the mandible and women seem to be more affected than men. Mandibular canines play a crucial role in the oral cavity. Therefore, an early diagnosis is required, by the use of radiographs, especially orthopantomography or computed tomography. In case of transmigrated canine associated with follicular cyst, although several treatment options are described in literature, surgical extraction along with the enucleation of the cyst is the only treatment of choice. The present study describes the case report of a transmigrated canine associated with a follicular cyst located near the inferior border of the mandible in a 15-year-old female patient.

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Author Biographies

L. Pinto, Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy

Oral Surgery Post Graduate School (Chair R. Vinci)

G. Mengoni, Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy

Orthodontic Post Graduate School (Chair G. Gastaldi)

C. Ruscica, Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy

Oral Surgery Post Graduate School (Chair R. Vinci)

G. Gastaldi, Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy

Orthodontic Post Graduate School (Chair G. Gastaldi)

R. Vinci, Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Milan, Italy

Oral Surgery Post Graduate School (Chair R. Vinci)

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2020-07-02
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Pinto, L., Mengoni, G., Ruscica, C., Gastaldi, G., & Vinci, R. (2020). Transmigration of a mandibular canine: case report. Journal of Osseointegration. https://doi.org/10.23805/JO.2020.12.03.3