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Minerva Stomatologica 2013 May;62(5):183-8

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Vascularized mandibular anterior ameloblastoma - An entity still unresolved

Maheshwari P., Chandrashekhar C., Radhakrishnan R.

Department of Oral Pathology, Manipal University, Manipal, India


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Vascularized ameloblastoma is a bewildering entity whose existence is questionable from its origin to nosology and its very characterization as a distinct variant of ameloblastoma. This uncertainty is largely because of a fewer number of documented cases and loss of long-term follow-up. The current paper describes two cases of ameloblastoma in the mandibular anterior region, which had features of so-called “hemangiomatous ameloblastoma” as it was originally described. Understanding its pathophysiology based on various views and clinical implications in terms of its biologic behavior are brought to light in this paper.

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