Usually they are seen in the 4th to 6th decades. They are rare tumours.
Half are associated with an unerupted/impacted tooth.
They are usually radiolucent with scattered areas of calcification, although this can vary from completely radiolucent (seen early on) to more uniformly dense. If present, radiodensities tend to be clustered around a tooth.
The margins a variable in appearance, either well defined or indistinct. They can be uni- or multiloculated.
History and etymology
Named after Jens Jørgen Pindborg, Danish oral pathologist (1921-1995).
- ameloblastoma: can be difficult to differentiate
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