Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

: 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 228--231

Unicystic ameloblastoma of the mandible

Nitin Gupta, Susmita Saxena, Vaneeta C Rathod, Pooja Aggarwal 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Former Postgraduate, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, UP, India

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Nitin Gupta
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut , UP

Unicystic ameloblastoma refers to those cystic lesions that show clinical, radiographic or gross features of a jaw cyst but on histologic examination show a typical ameloblastomatous epithelium lining the cyst cavity, with or without luminal and/or mural tumor proliferation unicystic ameloblastoma is a less encountered variant of the ameloblastoma and believed to be less aggressive. As this tumor shows considerable similarities with dentigerous cysts, both clinically and radiographically the biologic behaviour of this tumor group was reviewed. Moreover, recurrence of unicystic ameloblastoma may be long delayed and a long-term post-operative follow up is essential for proper management of these patients. Here we are presenting a case of unicystic ameloblastoma in a 18 year old female patient.

How to cite this article:
Gupta N, Saxena S, Rathod VC, Aggarwal P. Unicystic ameloblastoma of the mandible.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2011;15:228-231

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Gupta N, Saxena S, Rathod VC, Aggarwal P. Unicystic ameloblastoma of the mandible. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];15:228-231
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