Cytology of granular cell ameloblastoma of jaw: A rare case entity

Sharma, Shephali and Hasan, Roumina and Kumar, Sandeep and Shivamurthy, Archana and Shetty, Tanvi (2015) Cytology of granular cell ameloblastoma of jaw: A rare case entity. International Journal of Scientific Study, 3 (1). pp. 224-226.

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Abstract

Ameloblastoma is a benign neoplasm of odontogenic epithelium occurring more commonly in the mandible than the maxilla. The granular cell variant of ameloblastoma is a rare condition, accounting for 3.5% of all ameloblastoma cases. It is known to be locally more aggressive, with a higher chance of recurrence compared with other subtypes. Though fine-needle aspiration cytology of the jaw lesions are rarely done, it provides a means of rapid initial evaluation and offers reliable pre-operative cytological diagnosis. This case report illustrates the diagnosis of granular cell ameloblastoma based on correlation of clinicoradiologic and cytologic features.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ameloblastoma; basaloid cells; cytology; granular cell.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 04:32
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 04:32
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142598

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