Peripheral Ameloblastoma of Mandible: A Rare Case Report

  • Moulshree Kohli I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital and ResearchCentre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Jahnobi Dutta I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital and ResearchCentre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • R Thanuja I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital and ResearchCentre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Puneet Ahuja I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Chanchal Sareen I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Keywords: Extraosseous, Exophytic, Peripheral, Plexiform pattern

Abstract

Peripheral ameloblastoma (PA) is a rare, benign, extraosseous neoplasm of the odontogenic epithelium. It is an exophytic growth which is localized to the soft tissues overlying the tooth-bearing areas of maxilla and mandible. In most cases, there is no radiological evidence of bone involvement, except for cupping or saucerization of the underlying bone. Histologically, the PA consists of proliferating odontogenic epithelium that exhibits the same histomorphological cell types and patterns as seen in the ntraosseous ameloblastoma. The PA is a slow growing and non-invasive, and recurrence is uncommon following excision, in contrast to central ameloblastoma which is locally invasive and can destroy large segments of the jaw. We report here a case of the plexiform type of PA.

Author Biographies

Moulshree Kohli, I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital and ResearchCentre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Post-graduate
Student, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology

Jahnobi Dutta, I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital and ResearchCentre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Post-graduate
Student, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology

R Thanuja, I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital and ResearchCentre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology

Puneet Ahuja, I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and
Microbiology

Chanchal Sareen, I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and
Microbiology

Published
2015-05-30