National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--50

Ameloblastoma of the anterior mandible


Hariram, Shadab Mohammad, Laxman R Malkunje, Nimisha Singh, Sugata Das, Gagan Mehta 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hariram
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King George«SQ»s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Ameloblastoma or adamantinoma is the rarest of the three forms of tumor of the odontogenic type. They are benign, locally aggressive neoplasms arising from ameloblasts, which typically occur at the angle of the mandible, and are often associated with an un-erupted tooth and must, therefore, be differentiated from a dentigerous cyst which will be centered on the crown. When in the maxilla (less common), they are located in the premolar region, and can extend up in the maxillary sinus. Ameloblastoma is reported to constitute about 1-3% of tumors and cysts of the jaws. The tumor is by far more common in the mandible than in the maxilla and shows predilection for various parts of the mandible in different racial groups. The relative frequency of the mandible to maxilla is reported as varying from 80-20% to 99-1%. Here, we are representing a case of ameloblastoma of anterior mandible which was considered as a rare site of occurrence.


How to cite this article:
Hariram, Mohammad S, Malkunje LR, Singh N, Das S, Mehta G. Ameloblastoma of the anterior mandible.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2014;5:47-50


How to cite this URL:
Hariram, Mohammad S, Malkunje LR, Singh N, Das S, Mehta G. Ameloblastoma of the anterior mandible. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Jan 19 ];5:47-50
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