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An Unusual Case of Ameloblastoma observed in the Left Anterior Mandible

Omer Gunhan, Emin Murat Canger, Peruze Çelenk, Emel Bulut

Citation Information : Gunhan O, Canger EM, Çelenk P, Bulut E. An Unusual Case of Ameloblastoma observed in the Left Anterior Mandible. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014; 15 (6):775-778.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1616

Published Online: 01-05-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



To report a small intaalveolar ameloblastoma which resembled cystic lesion, and to emphasize the value of Computed tomography (CT) in radiographic examination.


Ameloblastoma is a slow-growing, locally invasive odontogenic neoplasm that accounts for approximately 10% of all tumors detected in the jaws. Radiographically, those tumors are usually well-defined. Computerized tomography is highly recommended to confirm the diagnosis.

Case description

A 48-year-old female attended with a chief complaint of painless swelling in the left anterior of mandible, 1 month duration. In intraoral examination, non-fluctuant, immobile, approximately 1 × 1 cm in dimension, painless, swelling which had a bone-like hardness and located in the mandibular canine region was detected. Panoramic radiography revealed a well circumscribed unilocular radiolucent lesion located in the inter-radicular area of left mandibular lateral and canine teeth. In CT examination it was realized that the lesion was multilocular. Histopathological examination of the biopsy specimen was reported as ameloblastoma.

Clinical significance

It is extremely difficult to find such an ameloblastoma in small dimension in alvolar bone.

How to cite this article

Canger EM, Çelenk P, Bulut E, Günhan Ö. An Unusual Case of Ameloblastoma observed in the Left Anterior Mandible. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014;15(6):775-778.

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