Ameloblastoma: maxillary

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Painless jaw swelling since one month in the paramedian location.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
CT

CT through the maxilla obtained with contrast demonstrates a cystic lesion displacing the roots of the second incisor and canine on the left. The bone is thinned and expanded. Posteroinferiorly an enhancing mural nodule is noted.

Case Discussion

This appearance is typical of an ameloblastoma despite the atypical location. This was histologically confirmed.

Histology

Unicystic ameloblastoma: mural variant (poorer prognosis than unicystic luminal variant, but better than multicystic ameloblastoma).

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Case information

rID: 3992
Case created: 7th Jul 2008
Last edited: 10th Jun 2016
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