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Chirurgia 2009 April;22(2):109-12

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Desmoplastic ameloblastoma of the maxilla. A case report

Celik S. 1, Kalayci A. 1, Isik K. 2, Dolanmaz D. 1, Gunhan O. 3

1 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department Faculty of Dentistry, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
2 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department Faculty of Dentistry, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey


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Ameloblastomas are the most common neoplasms affecting the jaws and are benign, locally aggressive, polymorphic lesions of proliferating odontogenic epithelial origin. Several variants exist. Desmoplastic ameloblastoma is a less-known variant amongst them. This paper reports the case of a desmoplastic ameloblastoma occurred in maxilla and managed with curettage.

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