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Three‐dimensional computed topography analysis of a patient with an unusual anatomy of the maxillary second and third molars

International Journal of Oral Science volume 3, pages 225228 (2011) | Download Citation


We present a case of a patient with rare anatomy of a maxillary second molar with three mesiobuccal root canals and a maxillary third molar with four separate roots, identified using multi‐slice computed topography (CT) and three‐dimensional reconstruction techniques. The described case enriched/might enrich our knowledge about possible anatomical aberrations of maxillary molars. In addition, we demonstrate the role of multi‐slice CT as an objective tool for confirmatory diagnosis and successful endodontic management.

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  1. Department of Stomatology, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi 830054, China

    • Jin Zhao
    •  & Yan Meng
  2. Department of Stomatology, Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi 830011, China

    • Yan Li
  3. Information Technology Division of Urumqi Railway Bureau, Urumqi 830011, China

    • Zhi‐wei Yang
  4. Xinjiang KeLi Advanced Manufacturing Technology Ltd., Urumqi 830000, China

    • Wei Wang


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Correspondence to Jin Zhao.

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