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Table 4 Descriptive data about 86 patients with 89 ectopic mandibular third molars in our cohort and English literature (1990–2016)

From: Comprehensive analysis of ectopic mandibular third molar: a rare clinical entity revisited

Variable   No. (%)
Age (years) 41.72 ± 14.14(18–80)
Gender Male 40 (46.51%)
Female 46 (53.49%)
Ectopic side Right side 43 (50.00%)
Left side 40 (46.51%)
Bilateral sides 3 (3.49%)
Ectopic type Level I 33 (37.08%)
Level II 32 (35.96%)
Level III 15 (16.85%)
Level IV 9 (10.11%)
Symptom/sign Present 77 (86.52%)
Absent 12 (13.48%)
Associated pathology Free 10 (11.24%)
Odontogenic/dentigerous cyst 47 (52.81%)
Odontogenic tumor 20 (22.47%)
Inflammation 8 (8.99%)
Not mentioned 4 (4.49%)
Surgical approach Intra-oral 65 (73.03%)
Extra-oral 20 (22.47%)
No treatment 4 (4.49%)