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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-74

Unicystic plexiform ameloblastoma: An insight for pediatric dentists

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, India

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R Anegundi
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, S.D.M. College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad - 580 009, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.50824

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Ameloblastomas have been categorized broadly into three biologic variants: cystic (unicystic), solid, and peripheral. The term plexiform unicystic ameloblastoma refers to a pattern of epithelial proliferation that has been described in cystic lesions of the jaws. Although the histology suggests that cystic ameloblastomas follow a biologically low-grade course, recent evidence suggests that they may often behave clinically as biologically aggressive tumors. This is supported by the high incidence of cortical perforation, tooth resorption, lesion size, bony destruction, and a high rate of recurrence after simple enucleation. This article tries to provide an insight for pediatric dentists regarding this biologically distinct entity. A literature review on the topic has been added along with a case report highlighting the state-of-the-art approach and management of such ameloblastomas, in pediatric patients.


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