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Journal of Dental Specialities


Desmoplastic ameloblastoma in the mandible: A case report


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Author Details : Sandeep Singh Bhatia, Arushi Pandey*

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 169-171


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Abstract

Introduction: 0.9 – 12.1% of all cases of ameloblastoma account to be Desmoplastic Ameloblastoma (DA). The presentation of the tumor is often similar to benign fibro-osseous lesions both clinically as well as radiographically. Histologically, DA is made up of small nests and strands of odontogenic epithelium which seem to be compressed by the highly collagenized stroma. We report a case of DA in a 44-year-old female with a mildly painful swelling in the anterior region of mandible. The lesion had a multilocular appearance on both panoramic radiographs as well as in the computed tomography scan. Histologically, the lesion was confirmed to be a case of DA. Regardless of the fact that DA is a rare entity, its aggressive nature binds the clinician to be cautious enough to include DA in the differential diagnosis of any lesion/growth clinically and radiographically mimicking a benign fibro osseous lesion.

Keywords: Ameloblastoma, Desmoplasia, Mandible.

Doi : 10.18231/2393-9834.2018.0038

How to cite : Bhatia S S, Pandey A, Desmoplastic ameloblastoma in the mandible: A case report. J Dent Spec 2018;6(2):169-171

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