Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 214--217

Desmoplastic ameloblastoma in the maxilla: A case report and review of literature


MC Shashikanth, MC Neetha, IM Ali, P Shambulingappa 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere - 577 004, India

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M C Neetha
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere - 577 004
India

Desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA) is a rare variant of ameloblastoma (AM). The location of this lesion, its histology and radiological features differ from those of conventional AM. We report a case of DA in the canine / premolar region of the left maxilla of a 32-year-old woman and present a brief review of the literature. Radiographically, it had a mixed radiolucent / radiopaque appearance with ill-defined margins. Histologically, the tumor was characterized by extensive stromal desmoplasia and small tumor islands of odontogenic epithelium in the stroma, along with a few areas of reactive bone formation. The tumor was treated by partial maxillectomy and the patient was disease free after 1 year.


How to cite this article:
Shashikanth M C, Neetha M C, Ali I M, Shambulingappa P. Desmoplastic ameloblastoma in the maxilla: A case report and review of literature.Indian J Dent Res 2007;18:214-217


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Shashikanth M C, Neetha M C, Ali I M, Shambulingappa P. Desmoplastic ameloblastoma in the maxilla: A case report and review of literature. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2007 [cited 2022 Sep 27 ];18:214-217
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