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Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences
Year : 2011, Volume : 2, Issue : 1

Print ISSN : 0976-5360.

Unicystic Ameloblastoma of Anterior Mandible:A Report with Review

Dr. More Chandramani B., Professor and Head, Dr. Patel Hetul, Post Graduate Student, Dr. Singh Puneeta Vohra*Senior lecturer, Dr. Adalja Chhaya, Professor

Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, K. M. Shah Dental College & Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth.

*Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, P.D.M. Dental College & Hospital, Bahadurgadh, Haryana.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Chandramani B. More, Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, K M Shah Dental College & Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara, Gujarat. e-mail: drchandramanimore@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Ameloblastoma is the second most common true neoplasm of odontogenic epithelial origin and is the most common aggressive benign tumor of the jaw. Unicystic ameloblastoma, a rare variant of ameloblastoma, refers to those cystic lesions that show clinical and radiographic characteristics of an odontogenic cyst, but on histologic examination shows a typical ameloblastomatous epithelial lining, with or without luminal and/or mural tumor growth. It accounts for about 6% of ameloblastomas. This article report an unusual case of unicystic ameloblastoma - plexiform type in the mandibular anterior region of a 22 year old female with review of literature.

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Keywords

Ameloblastoma, Mandible, Odontogenic Neoplasm, Plexiform Type, Unicystic.

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