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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists


 
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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 331
Granular cell type of a unicystic ameloblastoma: An unusual case and review of the literature


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehra, Iran
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

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Arghavan Etebarian
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.140927

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Ameloblastomas are locally invasive tumors of odontogenic epithelial origin. They have been categorized broadly into three biologic variants: solid, cystic (unicystic) and peripheral, of which only 13% of all cases are unicystic. Although rare in unicystic or cystic ameloblastoma, granular cell change in ameloblastoma is a recognized phenomenon. Here we present a distinctive case of cystic ameloblastoma with an unusual histopathological pattern along with an added emphasis on its review.


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