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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134-138

Desmoplastic ameloblastoma in the anterior mandible crossing the midline: A rare variant

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad - 501 101, Andhra Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.58756

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Desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA) is a rare variant of ameloblastoma. One hundred and forty-five cases of desmoplastic ameloblastoma have been reported till 2007 in the literature. This article presents a rare case of desmoplastic ameloblastoma in the parasymphysial region. Review of the literature has revealed that the tumor most commonly occurs in the third to fifth decade of life, with a male predilection of 3:2. The anterior region of the maxilla is the part that is most commonly found to be affected. The radiological features reveal a mixed radiolucent-radiopaque lesion with poorly defined to well-defined borders. However, our case differed from the reviewed cases, as it was found to be with well-defined borders. The histological findings of the case were consistent with the histological appearance of the reviewed cases and showed extensive stromal desmoplasia and small tumor nests of odontogenic epithelium scattered in the stroma.

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