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Malignant ameloblastoma: a challenging diagnosis

Ayodeji Salami; Uchenna Ezenkwa; Mudashiru Salami; Mustapha Ajani; Clement Okolo

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Abstract

Ameloblastoma is an uncommon and locally aggressive, benign, odontogenic tumor, with local recurrence when not adequately excised. A rare variant of this neoplasm with the benign features but accompanied with metastases has been described. This rare variant is malignant ameloblastoma and is known to have a poor prognosis. We present the case of a young woman who had recurrent mandibular tumors, which were resected twice and histologically reported as ameloblastoma. Four years later, she presented with pulmonary metastasis and atelectasis. A review of the literature on this very rare neoplasm was also performed.

Keywords

Ameloblastoma, Mediastinum, Neoplasm Metastasis, Pulmonary Atelectasis

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09/26/2018

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