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Medico-Legal Update - An International Journal
Year : 2011, Volume : 11, Issue : 1

Print ISSN : 0971-720X. Online ISSN : 0973-5672.

Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour of maxilla – A case report

R. Kamala, Prof. and HOD, Srivastava Sunita, Post Graduate

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow.

Corresponding Author: Dr.Kamala.Rawson, Prof. and HOD, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences Lucknow, UP. (E-mail ID- kamalarawson@yahoo.com)

Abstract

Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour (AOT) is a benign epithelial odontogenic tumour that accounts for 3 - 7% of all odontogenic tumours and only 0.1% of tumours and cysts of jaw. In 1907, Dreibladt first described this rare tumour as pseudoadenoma adamantinum.1 Clinically it present as a slow growing, painless mass found in maxilla.More frequently seen in females and has a peak incidence in the second decade of life. There are three variants of AOT: follicular, Extrafollicular and peripheral type.2 Irrespective of the type they show similar histological appearance with gland like structures, calcifying areas and amyloid like material. A case report of adenomatoid odontogenic tumour of the maxilla, in a 20 year old male patient.

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Keywords

Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour, Maxilla, extrafollicular, ductlike structure.

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