Annals and Essences of Dentistry

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

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Abstract

PERIPHERAL AMELOBLASTOMA- A CASE REPORT WITH EMPHASIS ON ETIOPATHOGENESIS

Raghavendra Kini, Vathsala Naik, Anjali Shetty, Smit Singla

Peripheral ameloblastoma, a rare and unusual variant of odontogenic tumour, comprises about 1% of all ameloblastomas. The extraosseous location is the peculiar feature of this type of tumour, which is otherwise similar to the classical ameloblastoma. It appears in the gingiva and oral mucosa and it usually does not show any bone involvement on radiographs, except for saucer shaped erosion of underlying alveolar bone. Recurrence is considered uncommon. We report a case of peripheral ameloblastoma of maxillary gingiva.

Published Date: 2011-12-31;

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