Volume 2 Issue 2 (April - June, 2016)

Case Reports

Jaskaran Preet K. Gill, Savreen Kaur, Manroop Kaur, Kirtan Kaur

Odontogenic tumors are lesions that are derived from the tooth-producing tissues or their remnants that remain entrapped either within the jawbones or into the adjacent soft tissues. From a biological point of view, some of these lesions represent hamartomas with varying degrees of differentiation, while the rest are benign or malignant neoplasms with variable aggressiveness and potential to develop metastasis. Ameloblastoma a benign epithelial odontogenic tumor, is locally aggressive in nature and comprises about 1% of tumors arising in the jaws. It appears most commonly in the third to fifth decades and with equal frequency between sexes. Ameloblastoma  prevalently occurs in the mandibular molar and the ramus areas. Recurrence frequently appears after inadequate treatment. Varying histological patterns of it are found, in which plexiform variant is a common type. Here we present a case of a 35 year old female diagnosed with ameloblastoma of a plexiform pattern.
Key words: odontogenic tumor, ameloblastoma, plexiform

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