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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 147628, 3 pages
Case Report

Oculomotor Nerve Palsy due to an Odontogenic Abscess Originating from the Mandibular Third Molar

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National Health Insurance Corporation Ilsan Hospital, 100 Ilsan-ro, Ilsan-donggu, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do 410-719, Republic of Korea
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul 120-752, Republic of Korea

Received 30 October 2012; Accepted 26 November 2012

Academic Editors: A. C. B. Delbem, A. Epivatianos, A. Markopoulos, and A. Milosevic

Copyright © 2012 Hee-Keun Park et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of oculomotor nerve palsy (ONP) as a result of odontogenic infection originating from the third molar, which is considered rare.