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Ameloblastoma—A Locally Destructive and Invasive Tumour—Review of Literature (Review Paper)

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Mir Ruquaya*, Vikram Pratap Singh

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Sr. Consultant Surgical Oncology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India.

ABSTRACT

The ameloblastoma is the second most common odontogenic tumour [1]. It occurs exclusively in the jaws, with a strong predilection for the posterior region of the mandible. Although benign, the ameloblastoma is a destructive tumour, locally invasive and presents a high rate of recurrence despite adequate surgical removal. A thorough understanding of its clinico-pathological behaviour is essential to avoid recurrence associated with inadequately treated disease. Currently wide resection and immediate reconstruction are the treatment of choice.

KEYWORDS

Ameloblastoma, Reconstruction, Presentation

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Ruquaya, M. and Singh, V. (2014) Ameloblastoma—A Locally Destructive and Invasive Tumour—Review of Literature. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 3, 216-222. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2014.35040.

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The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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