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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2005 August;18(4):227-32
Mandibular acanthomatous ameloblastoma
Cervelli V., Grimaldi M., Bottini D. J., Colicchia G. M., Memmo L.
Ameloblastomas are the most common odontogenic tumors of the mandible. Despite the wide literature on the clinical presentation, the method of treatment is still controversial even if the surgical way is the most effective. In this case report, a clinical case of acanthomatous ameloblastoma of the left hemimandible in a 62-year-old woman is presented. This patient came to us with the diagnosis of tumor of the mandible body and a history of primitive neoplasias. The ostheolitic mass has been surgically removed with immediate reconstruction by internal rigid fixation. Histopathologically, it has been diagnosed as a borderline acanthomatous ameloblastoma. There was no recurrence after 48 months follow-up, so we recommend the surgical approach as the routine treatment of ameloblastomas.