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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
Online ISSN 1827-1901
Mandrioli S. 1, Elia G. 1, Valente L. 2, Clauser L. C. 1
1 Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery Unit, Centre for Orbital Pathology and Surgery, Reference Center for Treatment of Rare Diseases, St. Anna Hospital and University, Ferrara, Italy;
2 Maxillofacial Surgery School, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Ameloblastoma is a benign, slow-growing but locally aggressive and infiltrative odontogenic epithelial neoplasm with a rare capacity to metastasize. Peripheral ameloblastoma is a rare extraosseous variant with histological characteristics similar to those of the common intraosseous ameloblastoma. The present study describes the case of a 66-year-old woman with a peripheral desmoplastic ameloblastoma treated at the Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery Unit of St. Anna Hospital in Ferrara. We discuss its clinical features, histopathology, surgical treatment and follow-up.