International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2016, Vol. 2 Issue 4, Part B
Unicystic ameloblastoma in a 23 year old male: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Richa Wadhawan, Bhuvnesh Sharma, Pulkit Sharma and Dharti Gajjar
ABSTRACT:Ameloblastomas are infamous for their invasive growth and their tendency to recur. It is a common and aggressive odontogenic epithelial tumor and is rarely metastatic. Radiographically, it appears as an expansile radiolucent, with thinned and perforated cortices, and is known to cause root resorption. As it shares common radiographic features with other lesions such as the giant cell tumor, aneurysmal bone cyst, and renal cell carcinoma metastasis, a definitive diagnosis can only be made with histopathology. Differential diagnosis prior to definitive treatment is mandatory and necessitates a tissue biopsy as this lesion requires to be treated more aggressively than other benign periapical lesions. 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 23 year old male patient.
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How to cite this article:
Richa Wadhawan, Bhuvnesh Sharma, Pulkit Sharma and Dharti Gajjar. Unicystic ameloblastoma in a 23 year old male: A case report. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2016; 2(4): 87-92.