Transmigration of impacted canines

Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2003 May;32(3):198-200. doi: 10.1259/dmfr/38819077.


Pre-eruptive migration of a tooth across the midline is termed "transmigration". This condition has not been reported for teeth other than mandibular canines. Bilateral transmigration is extremely rare, and associated pathological lesions are also reported. The aim of this report is to present the first case of maxillary canine transmigration as well as additional cases of transmigrated mandibular canines, with special emphasis on their classification.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Cuspid / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandible / diagnostic imaging
  • Maxilla / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography, Panoramic
  • Tooth Eruption, Ectopic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tooth, Impacted / diagnostic imaging*