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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 329067, 5 pages
Case Report

Ectopia and Partial Transposition of Mandibular Lateral Incisors in a Child Patient

Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 21941-901 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Received 11 August 2010; Accepted 16 September 2010

Academic Editor: G. Janson

Copyright © 2011 Viviane Andrade Cancio de Paula 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.


Dental ectopia is a rare clinical finding characterized by a change in the normal tooth eruption pathway. In more severe cases, nontreated ectopia may develop into either partial or total transposition. The early diagnosis is of crucial importance for establishing a treatment planning correctly. Therefore, the present paper is aimed at reporting an unusual case of a 11-year-old boy with ectopic eruption and partial transposition of mandibular permanent lateral incisors as well as the diagnosis and therapeutic outcomes involving such an anomaly.