PriMera Scientific Surgical Research and Practice (ISSN: 2836-0028)

Case Presentation

Volume 3 Issue 6

Unicystic Ameloblastoma - A Case Report with Review of Literature

Chandmani Tigga*, Subia Ekram, Neha Gupta, VK Prajapati, Ajoy Kumar Shahi and Om Prakash

May 30, 2024

DOI : 10.56831/PSSRP-03-105


Ameloblastoma is the second most common odontogenic tumor after Odontomas. Ameloblastoma is a true neoplasm of odontogenic epithelial origin. Unicystic ameloblastoma, predominantly occur in the posterior part of the mandible usually in the second and third decades of life. Here describes a case report of unicystic ameloblastoma occurring in the left posterior mandible of 22year-old female. Radiograph showed a well-defined unilocular radiolucency lesion with involvement of mandibular left first molar to impacted second molar. It was initially diagnosed as a dentigerous cyst based on radiology and clinical finding and treated by enucleation and extraction of all involve teeth. Histopathological examination of the specimen showed unicystic ameloblastoma. After surgery, healing of the mandibular bone defect was uneventful, as shown by 1-3year follow-up of panoramic and CBCT radiograph respectively.

Keyword: Unicystic ameloblastoma; Marsupialization; Enucleation; Recurrence


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