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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 315-318

Desmoplastic ameloblastoma with mucous cell differentiation: A rare case report

1 Department of Oral Surgery, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
2 Clinician at Goyal's Dental Clinic, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Jay Nandkishor Goyal
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_286_20

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Ameloblastomas are tumors arising from the odontogenic epithelium. Ninety cases of desmoplastic ameloblastoma have been reported so far in the literature, out of which only five cases with mucous cell differentiation have been reported. We are presenting a case of 24-year-old female having a chief complaint of a painless swelling on the left side of the face for 7 months. After radiological, histopathological findings lesion was diagnosed with unicystic ameloblastoma which was treated by segmental resection. The purpose of this article is to present a case of desmoplastic ameloblastoma that has occurred in an unusual site and has unique histopathological features.

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