National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70--74

Ameloblastic carcinoma of maxilla

RS Bedi1, Ankita Chugh1, Navbir Pasricha2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow, U.P., India
2 Department of Pathology, PGIMS, Rohtak, India

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Ameloblastic carcinoma (AC) is a rare malignant lesion with characteristic histologic features and clinical behavior that dictates a more aggressive surgical approach than that of a simple ameloblastoma. The tumor cells resemble the cells seen in ameloblastoma, but they show cytologic atypia. Direct extension of the tumor, lymph node involvement, and metastasis to various sites (frequently the lung) have been reported. Wide local excision is the treatment of choice. Regional lymph node dissection should be considered and performed selectively. Literature shows that radiotherapy and chemotherapy is of limited value for the treatment of AC. A case of AC of maxillary region is presented here. Clinical/histological characteristics of this tumor and current knowledge on the classification of odontogenic malignancies are also discussed.

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Bedi R S, Chugh A, Pasricha N. Ameloblastic carcinoma of maxilla.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2012;3:70-74

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Bedi R S, Chugh A, Pasricha N. Ameloblastic carcinoma of maxilla. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2012 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];3:70-74
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