Case Reports in Oncological Medicine (2012-01-01)

The Onset of a Peripheral Ameloblastoma

  • Kellen Cristine Tjioe,
  • José Humberto Damante,
  • Denise Tostes Oliveira

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Vol. 2012


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Incipient odontogenic tumors often display intermediate features between two or more lesions leading to diagnosis dilemma. We report the onset of a peripheral ameloblastoma fortuitously found subjacent to a nondysplastic leukoplakia in the region of missing 38 teeth of a 52-year-old man. The aim of this paper is the discussion of the microscopical features observed in the case reported which allowed the establishment of the final diagnosis of an early peripheral ameloblastoma.