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Table 1 Clinical and radiological features of ectopic molars in the sigmoid notch reported from 1965 to 2015

From: Ectopic third molars in the sigmoid notch: etiology, diagnostic imaging and treatment options

Author Gender Age Symptoms Surgical access Radiology
Traiger J. et al. 1965 [5] female 47 firm, hard swelling of the side of the face extraoral, general anesthetic posteroanterior and lateral jaw projection; encircling radiolucency
Giardino et al. 1966 [11] (Article in Italian) female 62 trismus, sporadic pain praeauricular none posteroranterior roentgenogram, lateral oblique radiograph; encircling radiolucency
Nishijima et al. 1976 [12] (Article in Japanese) female 60 trismus, pain and swelling in preauricular region extraoral, general anesthetic posteroranterior roentgenogram, lateral oblique radiograph; encircling radiolucency
Granite EL et al. 1985 [6] female 60 none none panoramic radiograph; area of sclerotic bone
Metha DS et al. 1986 [7] male 25 slowly growing swelling since 2 years intraoral, general anesthetic lateral oblique radiograph; radiolucent lesion
Balan N. 1992 [8] female 30 pain in preauricular region not specified lateral oblique radiograph
Fidink Y et al. 2015 [9] male 45 none intraoral, general anesthetic CT, panoramic radiograph; radiolucent lesion
Adachi M. et al. 2015 [10] female 58 discomfort in the left buccal mucosa intraoral, general anesthetic CT, panoramic radiograph; radiolucent lesion