Rare case of giant unicystic ameloblastoma: Luminal variant

Kudva, Adarsh and Kamath, Abhay Taranath and Rao, Nirmala N and Rajan, Jyotsna (2018) Rare case of giant unicystic ameloblastoma: Luminal variant. The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice, 36 (1). pp. 61-64. ISSN 0886-9634

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Abstract

Objective and importance: Ameloblastoma is a locally aggressive benign tumor, commonly occurring in the mandible. While giant ameloblastoma of multicystic or plexiform variant have been reported, the authors report a rare case of giant unicystic ameloblastoma of luminal variant, which was treated by compartmental resection and planned for delayed reconstruction. Clinical presentation: A 46 year old male patient reported to the oral surgery out-patient department with a swelling of the left side mandible region of 2 years duration. He had undergone ayurvedic treatment for the same with no improvement. The size of the lesion on presenting was approximately 9 × 12 cm. Intervention: Compartmental resection with plan for secondary reconstruction, after adequate follow up period. Conclusion: While conservative management is being explored as a treatment option for unicystic ameloblastoma, resection is still the standard of care regardless of the histopathological subtype for giant lesions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Giant ameloblastoma; unicystic; luminal; resection.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 10:08
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 10:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151168

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