Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
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ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

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Abstract

CENTRAL PLEXIFORM AMELOBLASTOMA WITH EXOPHYTIC GROWTH: A RARE CASE REPORT WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE

Raghavendra M Shetty, Sujata Rath, Vidya Iyer, Sunaina Shetty

Ameloblastomas are predominantly benign, intra-osseous odontogenic tumors and mucosal involvement is a rare secondary phenomenon, occurring only after a long period of intra-osseous growth and bone expansion. This article presents a case report of an eleven year old male patient with a large plexiform ameloblastoma which invaded the soft tissues, presented as an exophytic growth in the mandibular anterior region with radiographic feature of a large unilocular radiolucenc y and displaced mandibular left central incisor. The management comprised of surgical removal of ameloblastoma under local anesthesia along with extraction of displaced mandibular left central incisor.

Published Date: 2010-06-30;

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