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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minerva Stomatologica 2003 March;52(3):127-32
Desmoplastic ameloblastoma. Clinical and histopathological diagnostic criteria
Maresi E., Tortorici S., Orlando E., Burruano F.
A rare case of desmoplastic ameloblastoma observed in a 62-year old man presenting a swelling in the anterior mandible area with abnormal mobility of 33, 34, 43, 45, is described. Diagnosis of desmoplastic ameloblastoma was based on: anterior localization, radiopaque appearance, severe desmoplastic stroma and increasing infiltrate pattern of the tumor. The authors suggest to consider the desmoplastic histotype as a different nosological entity defined ''desmoplastic ameloblastoma'' since these clinical and histopathological features are missing in the other histologic variants of common ameloblastoma. A radical surgical treatment is suggested for this neoplasia.