Unicystic Ameloblastoma Involving the Mandible: A Case Report


  • Pavani Vidhyadhari
  • Ram Kumar Tirandas


Unicystic ameloblastoma (UA) refers to those cystic lesions that show clinical, radiographic, or gross features of a mandibular cyst, but on histological examination show a typical ameloblastomatous epithelium lining part of the cyst cavity, with or without luminal and/or mural tumour growth. UA is believed to be the less aggressive than the solid or multicystic ameloblastomas. We present a case report of 40 year old male patient with UA involving the entire body of the mandible.


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