Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Desmoplastic Ameloblastoma-An unusual presentation

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Author Details: Deepika Khurana, Arush Thakur, Sonali Kadam, Jagdish Vishnu Tupkari

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 172

Article End Page : 175


Desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA) is an epithelial odontogenic tumor, a rare variant of ameloblastoma. It was first described by Eversole in 1984. In the World Health Organization Classification of odontogenic tumors (2005), desmoplastic ameloblastoma has been considered as a distinct entity from conventional/multicystic ameloblastoma. DA differs strikingly in its clinical, radiological and histopathological presentation when compared to other variants of ameloblastoma. Herewith, we report an unusual case of DA in a 30 year old female patient involving anterior mandible with detailed clinical history, an unusual radiographic picture & histopathological presentation showing osseous tissue formation with areas of cystic change. Also review of literature and possible explanation of etiopathogenesis of osseous tissue formation & cystic change in DA will be discussed.

Ameloblastoma, Desmoplastic ameloblastoma, Cyst

Doi No:-10.18231