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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 305-309

Extensive Type III unicystic ameloblastoma: A case report with conservative management

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.195658

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Unicystic ameloblastoma is a distinct type of ameloblastoma that clinically and radiographically resembles a dentigerous cyst; however, on three-dimensional evaluation, it shows tumorous behavior and histopathologically shows ameloblastic epithelium. Compared to conventional ameloblastoma, it has a low recurrence rate after conservative treatment. We report a case of extensive unicystic ameloblastoma of mandible in a young male patient that showed tumorous characteristics on computed tomography (CT) and was treated conservatively by decompression. CT follow-up after 3 months showed significant bone formation. The lesion was then enucleated. Follow up at 8 months showed tremendous bone healing.

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