Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 169--172

Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma: A Rare Entity


Kiran Vallamchetla1, Sandhya Chitty2, Kotya Naik Maloth3, Sridevi Ugrappa4 
1 Oral Medicine and Radiology, Kiran Dental Hospital, KPHB Colony, Hyderabad, India
2 Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Community Clinic, Seattle, Washington, USA
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam, Telangana, India
4 Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST Dental Institute, AIMST University, Semeling, Bedong, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kotya Naik Maloth
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam - 507 002, Telangana
India

Ameloblastoma is a slow-growing and locally aggressive true neoplasm of enamel organ-type tissue which does not undergo differentiation to the point of enamel formation. It is most commonly seen in the posterior region of mandible, less commonly in anterior region, and rarely crossing the midline. It occurs in age ranging from 20 to 50 years with equal frequencies between sexes. It has a high recurrence rate due to its capacity to infiltrate marrow spaces with pseudopods without concomitant resorption of trabecular bone. As a result, the margins of the tumor are not clearly evident radiographically or grossly during operation, and the lesion frequently recurs after inadequate surgical removal. Here, we report a rare case of acanthomatous ameloblastoma present in a young male in the anterior mandibular region crossing the midline, along with an added emphasis on its review.


How to cite this article:
Vallamchetla K, Chitty S, Maloth KN, Ugrappa S. Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma: A Rare Entity.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2018;30:169-172


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Vallamchetla K, Chitty S, Maloth KN, Ugrappa S. Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma: A Rare Entity. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Jan 23 ];30:169-172
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