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CASE REPORT - ODONTOGENIC ORIGIN Table of Contents   
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 69-73
Ameloblastic carcinoma: A rare case with diagnostic dilemma


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, V.S Dental College and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, V.S Dental College and Research Centre, VV Puram, K.R Road, Bengaluru - 560 004, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_318_18

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Ameloblastic Carcinoma is a rare malignant Odontogenic tumour with characteristic histopathology and clinical features which requires aggressive surgical treatment and surveillance and therefore differs from ameloblastoma. It is possible that ameloblastoma shows a variety of histologic and biologic behaviour ranging from benign to frank malignancy. Cases of ameloblastoma should thus be studied carefully, correlating their histologic pattern with biologic behaviour to direct subtle changes in histology that may predict the aggressiveness of the tumor. Thus the identifying features of Ameloblastic Carcinoma must be carefully known and recognized by dental professionals. The purpose of this article is to report a rare case of Ameloblastic Carcinoma and to highlight the clinical, radiological and variable histological features with possible differential diagnosis.


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