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CASE REPORT

Management of Plexiform Ameloblastoma: A Case Report

P Purohit, A Vashishtha, S Sharma, M Trehan

Citation Information : Purohit P, Vashishtha A, Sharma S, Trehan M. Management of Plexiform Ameloblastoma: A Case Report. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2014; 8 (2):122-124.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-8-2-122

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Abstract

Ameloblastoma is a slow growing benign tumour of the jaw and patients usually present late after the tumour achieves considerable size to cause facial disfigurement. Diagnosis made mainly from tissue biopsy and characteristic findings on plain X-rays and CT scan, they assist in differentiating between types of ameloblastoma. The challenges in the management of this tumour are to provide complete excision as recurrence may occur in incomplete removal and also to reconstruct the bony defect in order to give reasonable cosmetic and functional outcome to the patient.


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