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Ameloblastoma, Solid/Multicystic Type


The ameloblastoma, particularly the solid/multicystic type, is the most clinically significant odontogentic tumor. The tumor is often locally aggressive and has a significant impact and may have a patient’s morbidity and mortality. In this report, we present a case of a large ameloblastoma that presented with the typical radiographic features of variably sized radiolucent loculations. Microscopically the tumor showed a variety of histologic types, with plexiform and follicular predominating. The tumor was treated with a partial resection of the mandible.

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Bachmann, A.M., Linfesty, R.L. Ameloblastoma, Solid/Multicystic Type. Head and Neck Pathol 3, 307 (2009).

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  • Ameloblastoma odontogenic tumor
  • Multicystic ameloblastoma