Dr. Sapna Dhiman, Dr. Chandresh, Dr. Abhishek Dhiman
Abstract: Ameloblastoma is a slow growing benign but locally aggressive epithelial odontogenic neoplasm. It arise from ameloblasts, which are part of the odontogenic epithelium, responsible for enamel production. It represents 1% of all tumours of the jaw bone seen in 3rd -5th decade with no gender predilection. In 80% of cases, it is localized in the mandibular molar and sometime maxilla. When the maxilla is involved, the tumor is located in the premolar region and can extend up into the maxillary sinus. It is mostly associated with an unerupted tooth. It can be treated by enucleation, bone curettage or wide resection. The rate of local recurrence is high when it is treated inadequately. We have described the clinical and radiologic behavior of ameloblastoma in 3 patients.
Keywords: Ameloblastomas, mandible, root resorption, malignancy