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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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Mentions: Routine hemogram was performed and all the blood indices were within normal limits. An incisional biopsy was then performed, which on histopathologic examination revealed a cystic cavity lined by odontogenic epithelium and a connective tissue capsule. Epithelium shows palisaded basal layer resembling ameloblast-like cells and a superficial layer showing stellate reticulum-like cells. The connective tissue was dense, fibrous with collagen fibers arranged haphazardly. Numerous engorged and dilated blood vessels were seen (Figure 6).


Plexiform unicystic ameloblastoma: a rare variant of ameloblastoma.

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

Cystic cavity lined by odontogenic epithelium and connective tissue capsule.
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fig6: Cystic cavity lined by odontogenic epithelium and connective tissue capsule.
Mentions: Routine hemogram was performed and all the blood indices were within normal limits. An incisional biopsy was then performed, which on histopathologic examination revealed a cystic cavity lined by odontogenic epithelium and a connective tissue capsule. Epithelium shows palisaded basal layer resembling ameloblast-like cells and a superficial layer showing stellate reticulum-like cells. The connective tissue was dense, fibrous with collagen fibers arranged haphazardly. Numerous engorged and dilated blood vessels were seen (Figure 6).

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