SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF PLEXIFORM AMELOBLASTOMA PRESENTING AS EXOPHYTIC GROWTH – A RARE ENTITY

K Sankar, Jaipal Narinder

Abstract


Ameloblastoma is locally aggressive neoplasm of odontogenic origin comprising about 1% among tumours and cysts that usually occurs in the vicinity of the mandibular molars or ramus of the mandible. Predominantly occurring in third to fifth decade, with no gender propensity. Inadequate treatment may lead to recurrence in certain cases. Even though benign in growth, they are locally aggressive and can occasionally metastasize. Of them, a unique exophytic presentation of plexiform ameloblastoma in a 22-year-old male patient is documented as follows.

Keywords


Plexiform ameloblastoma, exophytic mass, odontogenic tumour, surgical management.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19177/jrd.v8e4202043-45

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

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