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A rare complication following maxillary third molar extraction: infratemporal fossa abscess

DOI: 10.7126/cdj.2012.1599

Keywords: Infratemporal fossa abscess , infratemporal fossa infection , intraoral drainage , third molar extraction

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Abstract:

Infratemporal fossa abscess formation is a very rare and life threatening condition and also its differential diagnosis is a very difficult process. Infratemporal fossa abscess following the non-infected, asymptomatic, erupted maxillary third molar extraction in a young and healthy patient is an unexpected and unusual complication. A 25 years old, male patient with a significant infratemporal fossa abscess and his treatment protocol was presented in this case report.

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