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Ameloblastoma is a rare, benign or cancerous tumor of odontogenic epithelium much more commonly appearing in the lower. Histopathology of ameloblastoma of the jaws; some critical observations based on a 40 years single institution experience. Doenja Hertog 1. Cases Series. Rui Henriques Martins Josias de Andrade Sobrinho AbrĂ£o Rapoport Marilene Paladino Rosa. Histopathologic features and management of .

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Of the 28 patients treated by enucleation, in 17 patients one or more recurrences occurred, with no significant predilection for any histopathological sub type, including the unicystic type. In the 28 patients who have been treated by enucleation, the recurrence rate in these patients amounted approximately 60 percent 17 out of 28 patients during a mean follow-up of 8.

Regular use of immunohistochemical procedures will in the future bring more reliable results for determining best surgical procedures for preventing recurrence of such tumors. Resorption of roots of involved teeth can be seen in some cases, but is not unique to ameloblastoma.

Additionally, squamous cells with abundant cytoplasm and central nucleus can also be seen if there is evidence of squamous metaplasia. Expansion of buccal and lingual cortical plates, displacement and root resorption may also be seen.

There were no significant differences in the recurrence rate after enucleation in patients below and above the age of 20 years either. Malignant ameloblastomas are extremely rare. Multicystic ameloblastoma is also referred to as conventional or infiltrating ameloblastoma.


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Histochemical evaluation of the collagen suggests that the dense stroma is not scar tissue but represents active denovo synthesis of aemloblastoma matrix proteins.

There is conflicting evidence on the incidence rates in different races. The distribution of ameloblastoma histological type according to age is shown in Table 3. The immunohistochemical marker calretinin, which is supposed to discriminate between KCOT and ameloblastoma 1112amrloblastoma not helpful in this case One patient was excluded because of a possible diagnosis of odontoameloblastoma.

Clear cell variant which may contain clear PAS positive cells are localized in the stellate reticulum like areas. Feinberg SE, Steinberg B. Arch Physiol Norm Pathol. A Case Report and Review of Literature”. The disease is histpathology often found in the posterior body and angle of the mandible, but can occur anywhere in histpoathology the maxilla or mandible. Mural odontogenic epithelial proliferations within the wall of a dentigerous cyst: Head and neck tumors.

World Health Organization classification of ameloblaastoma, pathology and genetics. Odontogenic epithelial islands composed of: Oral and Maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America.

According to Vasan, 5 the follicular type consists of discrete epithelial lines in a conjunctive tissue stroma and the plexiform consists of a continuous line of anastomosis. A histopathologic study of ameloblastomas with special reference to the desmoplastic variant. Ultrastructurally, it is seen that the granules consist of pleomorphic, osmiophilic, lysosome like organelles.


They are rare in children 8. Based on the clinical, radiographic, histopathologic and behavioral aspects, four subtypes of ameloblastoma are currently identified namely: In our series the demographical data were in accordance with the results of other studies.

Sometimes this change, may be so extensive that the peripheral columnar cells may also be replaced making the diagnosis difficult especially in a small biopsy.

Support Center Support Center. In Table 4 the intraobserver variation is shown, the kappa being 0.

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The central cells sometimes degenerate to form central microcysts. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

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Cytogenetics Note There are no specific genetic alteration reported that indicate an increase risk in development amelobladtoma ameloblastoma. Luminal type and B: CT scans showing buccal cortical plate expansion. The predominant age group in our material was 20 to 30 years old Table 3whereas other series showed a wider range of 11 to 31 years old.