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Radiologic-Pathologic correlation


Plexiform ameloblastoma of the mandible

Dinesh Singh ChauhanYadavalli Guruprasad
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, AME’S Dental College Hospital and Research Center, Raichur, Karnataka, India
Date of Submission: 24-Nov-2011, Date of Acceptance: 13-Dec-2011, Date of Web Publication: 24-Dec-2011.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Yadavalli Guruprasad

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, AME’S Dental College Hospital and Research Center, Raichur – 584 103, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: guru_omfs@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Yadavalli Guruprasad

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, AME’S Dental College Hospital and Research Center, Raichur – 584 103, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: guru_omfs@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.91134 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Ameloblastoma is a common and aggressive odontogenic epithelial tumor. It has an aggressive behavior and recurrent course, and is rarely metastatic. Ameloblastoma represents 1% of all tumors and cysts that involve the maxillomandibular area and about 10% of the odontogenic tumors. It is primarily seen in adults in the third to fifth decade of life, with equal sex predilection. Radiographically, it appears as an expansile radiolucent, with thinned and perforated cortices, and is known to cause root resorption. As it shares common radiographic features with other lesions such as the giant cell tumor, aneurismal bone cyst, and renal cell carcinoma metastasis, a definitive diagnosis can only be made with histopathology. We present an extensive case of plexiform ameloblastoma of the mandible in a 42-year-old female patient.
Keywords: Mandible, Odontogenic Tumor, Plexiform Ameloblastoma

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