Surgical management of plexiform ameloblastoma: a case report

Ashutosh Harsh, Pragya Purohit, N C Purohit, Twisha Adlakha

Abstract


Ameloblastoma is a benign but locally invasive neoplasm of odontogenic epithelium. Patients usually present late after the tumor achieves considerable size to cause facial disfigurement. Diagnosis made mainly from tissue biopsy. The challenges in the management of this tumor are to provide complete excision as recurrence rate is high. Reconstruct the bony defect in order to give reasonable cosmetic and functional outcome to the patient.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19177/jrd.v3e62015885-889

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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