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Plexiform unicystic ameloblastoma: a rare variant of ameloblastoma.

Deore SS, Dandekar RC, Mahajan AM, Patil R, Prakash N - Case Rep Dent (2014)

Bottom Line: Because of unilocular presentation, it is commonly misdiagnosed as an odontogenic cyst.This paper aims to provide an insight into this biologically distinct entity.A literature review on the topic has been added along with a case report highlighting the approach of diagnosis and management of such ameloblastomas.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Jawahar Medical Foundation's Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Sakri Road, Morane, Dhule, Maharashtra 424001, India.

ABSTRACT
The term plexiform unicystic ameloblastoma refers to a pattern of epithelial proliferation that has been described in cystic cavity. Because of unilocular presentation, it is commonly misdiagnosed as an odontogenic cyst. However, they may often behave clinically as biologically aggressive tumors. These tumors show high incidence of cortical perforation, tooth resorption and a high rate of recurrence after simple enucleation. This paper aims to provide an insight into this biologically distinct entity. A literature review on the topic has been added along with a case report highlighting the approach of diagnosis and management of such ameloblastomas.

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Diffuse swelling at the angle of left side of mandible.
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Mentions: Extraoral examination revealed a solitary swelling in the left mandibular ramus area. The swelling was roughly oval in shape with approximate size of 2 cm × 3 cm. The margins of the swelling were diffuse. The skin overlying the swelling was smooth and normal in color (Figure 1).


Plexiform unicystic ameloblastoma: a rare variant of ameloblastoma.

Deore SS, Dandekar RC, Mahajan AM, Patil R, Prakash N - Case Rep Dent (2014)

Diffuse swelling at the angle of left side of mandible.
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fig1: Diffuse swelling at the angle of left side of mandible.
Mentions: Extraoral examination revealed a solitary swelling in the left mandibular ramus area. The swelling was roughly oval in shape with approximate size of 2 cm × 3 cm. The margins of the swelling were diffuse. The skin overlying the swelling was smooth and normal in color (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: Because of unilocular presentation, it is commonly misdiagnosed as an odontogenic cyst.This paper aims to provide an insight into this biologically distinct entity.A literature review on the topic has been added along with a case report highlighting the approach of diagnosis and management of such ameloblastomas.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Jawahar Medical Foundation's Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Sakri Road, Morane, Dhule, Maharashtra 424001, India.

ABSTRACT
The term plexiform unicystic ameloblastoma refers to a pattern of epithelial proliferation that has been described in cystic cavity. Because of unilocular presentation, it is commonly misdiagnosed as an odontogenic cyst. However, they may often behave clinically as biologically aggressive tumors. These tumors show high incidence of cortical perforation, tooth resorption and a high rate of recurrence after simple enucleation. This paper aims to provide an insight into this biologically distinct entity. A literature review on the topic has been added along with a case report highlighting the approach of diagnosis and management of such ameloblastomas.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus