Central ameloblastoma with a peripheral ameloblastoma-like component: a case report

Iran J Med Sci. 2014 Sep;39(5):480-3.


Amebloblastoma as the most common epithelial odontogenic neoplasm may occur in two forms of central and peripheral. This report presents a case of a 41-year-old Iranian female with a six-month complaint from a painless mass in the right posterior portion of the mandible. The case was diagnosed as an exophytic epulis-like peripheral component with characteristics of peripheral ameloblastoma and an intrabony component like solid ameloblastoma. Two probable hypotheses considered for this case is also discussed.

Keywords: Ameloblastoma; Iran; Mandible.

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