Desmoplastic ameloblastoma in maxilla mimicking fibro-osseous leison: A case report

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Author Details : Sonia Bai JK*, Midhun N , Divyasree M , S Aravind Kumar, Poornima P

Volume : 8, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 333-336

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Desmoplastic Ameloblastoma accounts for 4% to 13% of all ameloblastomas and is a rare variant with high rate of recurrence. The desmoplastic variant of ameloblastoma usually appears in the anterior and premolar regions and sometimes resembles a benign fibro-osseous lesion showing a mixed radiolucent and radiopacity in the radiographic examination. Malignant transformation with repeated postsurgical recurrences have also been reported. In this paper we present a case of a 22-year-old female with swelling in the left upper jaw which turned out to be desmoplastic ameloblastoma. The pathologist and the clinician should be aware of the concepts and the association with malignant transformation and spread of the lesion in order to deliver appropriate treatment and to avoid further recurrences of the leison.

Keywords: Desmoplastic ameloblastoma, Ameloblastoma, Odontogenic tumor.

How to cite : Sonia Bai Jk, Midhun N, Divyasree M, Kumar S A, Poornima P, Desmoplastic ameloblastoma in maxilla mimicking fibro-osseous leison: A case report. Indian J Microbiol Res 2021;8(4):333-336

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Received : 21-06-2021

Accepted : 21-06-2021

Available online : 15-12-2021

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