As this tumor shows considerable similarities with dentigerous cysts, both clinically and radiographically the biologic behaviour of this tumor group was reviewed. Moreover, recurrence of unicystic ameloblastoma may be long delayed and a long-term post-operative follow up is essential for proper management of these patients. Here we are presenting a case of unicystic ameloblastoma in a 18 year old female patient. Ameloblastomas are benign tumors whose importance lies in its potential to grow into enormous size with resulting bone deformity.

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Click here to learn What's New at our website. Page views in 2, Cite this page: Magliocca, K. Ameloblastoma - unicystic type. Accessed June 5th, Radiology description. Expansile lesion, often unicystic or unilocular radiographically Variable association with impacted tooth Often displaces teeth, but may also resorb teeth.

Radiology images. Images hosted on other servers: Cystic tumor penetrating cortex. Treatment of luminal and intraluminal variants is controversial, and dependent on the radiographic presentation and confidence that mural unicystic ameloblastoma has been excluded.

Gross description. Cystic sac or fragments of cyst wall, up to several centimeters in size Often requires the specimen be entirely submitted in order to exclude mural ameloblastoma. Microscopic histologic description. Microscopic histologic images. Images hosted on other servers: Edematous epithelium with basal cell palisading. Unicystic ameloblastoma figure 3.

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Maxillary unicystic ameloblastoma: a case report

Unicystic ameloblastoma is a distinguishable entity of ameloblastomas, characterized by slow growth and being relatively locally aggressive. Three histological types are recognized according to the degree of ameloblastomatous epithelial extension, namely, luminal, intraluminal, and mural types. This classification has a direct bearing on their biological behavior, treatment, and prognosis. However, there is difficulty in determining the most appropriate form of treatment for unicystic ameloblastoma. We present a case of unicystic ameloblastoma that occurred in the right posterior mandible of year-old girl, which was enucleated and did not recur after month follow-up. Ameloblastomas are the most common form of aggressive benign tumors of the jaws [ 1 ]. The ameloblastomas are classified into several clinic-radiographic and histological types [ 2 ].


Unicystic ameloblastoma: A diagnostic dilemma

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