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Italian Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery 2011 December;22(3):205-8

Copyright © 2012 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Ameloblastoma relapse after 50 years from resection

Belli E. 1, Rendine G. 1, Mazzone N. 2

1 Department of Maxillo Facial Surgery, II Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, La Sapienza University, Sant’ Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy; 2 School of Specialization of Maxillo Facial Surgery, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy


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The ameloblastoma is a slowly growing, locally invasive, epithelial odontogenic tumor of the jaws with a high rate of recurrence if not removed adequately, but with virtually no tendency to metastasize. In this article is presented a case of a woman who was treated in 1961, at the age of 25, for an ameloblastoma in the right posterior region of the mandible. After 50 years the ameloblastoma relapsed and another surgical treatment was necessary.

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