Recurrent DesmoplasticAmeloblastoma of the Maxilla

Pillai, RejeevSivasankar and Ongole, Ravikiran and *, Auswaf Ahsan and *, Raghu Anekal Radhakrishnan and Pai, Keerthilatha Muralidhar (2004) Recurrent DesmoplasticAmeloblastoma of the Maxilla. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 70 (2). pp. 100-104.

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A case of desmoplasticameloblastoma recurring within 2 months of curettage is presented. This tumour appeared inthe premolar region of the left maxilla with involvement of the antrum. The 24-year-old female patient was initiallytreated by curettage with wide surgical margins. Later, partial maxillectomy was carried out followed immediately by iliac bone graft. The case was followed with periodic plain radiography and computed tomography. The presence ofa pulpally infected premolar and the atypical radiographic appearance obscured the disease. The biologic profile ofthis tumour is not fully understood because of the limited number of reported cases, coupled with inadequate longterm follow-up. A review of the lesion with emphasis on the pathogenesis of recurrence is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ameloblastoma/pathology; maxillary neoplasms; neoplasm recurrent, local
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 19 May 2012 10:55
Last Modified: 19 May 2012 10:55

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