Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65--70

Unicystic ameloblastoma: 3 case reports and review of literature


Simi Thankappan1, Valsa Thomas1, Sharafudeen Kandamparambil1, Sherin Nair2 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College, Calicut, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Calicut, India

Correspondence Address:
Simi Thankappan
Post graduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Government Dental College, Calicut -673008, Kerala
India

The term unicystic ameloblastoma (UA) refers to those cystic lesions that show clinical, radiographic, or gross features of a jaw cyst, but on histologic examination show a typical ameloblastomatous epithelium lining part of the cyst cavity, with or without luminal and/or mural tumor growth. Even though the lesion is not as aggressive as the solid ameloblastoma, an accurate histopathologic diagnosis is essential for the treatment and prognosis. Here we present 3 cases of UA showing different histologic features and coming under histologic variants of UA. These cases re-establish the fact that thorough microscopic examination of the surgical specimen is necessary for the final diagnosis of UA. Also the complexity of the diagnostic process of bone pathologies increases when the lesions are present at uncommon locations. The most important aspect governing treatment modalities in these three cases are individual considerations rather than theoretical factors.


How to cite this article:
Thankappan S, Thomas V, Kandamparambil S, Nair S. Unicystic ameloblastoma: 3 case reports and review of literature.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2008;20:65-70


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Thankappan S, Thomas V, Kandamparambil S, Nair S. Unicystic ameloblastoma: 3 case reports and review of literature. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 Jan 18 ];20:65-70
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