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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 633-636
Maxillary plexiform ameloblastoma showing basaloid differentiation: Report of a rare case with review of literature


Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Telangana, India

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Dr. Sravani Ghattamaneni
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.176930

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Ameloblastoma is a benign, locally aggressive tumor originating from the odontogenic epithelium. It manifests as a slow growing swelling, causing expansion of the jaw bones. Radiologically, it presents as a unilocular or multilocular radiolucency exhibiting a characteristic soap bubble or honeycomb appearance. Ameloblastoma exhibits several histologic patterns of which basal cell variant is a rare entity. The present case report is that of a maxillary ameloblastoma exhibiting a basaloid differentiation that may put one in the mind of a basaloid squamous cell carcinoma or a basal cell carcinoma. Confirmation of such rare variants should be done not only based on histopathology but with the help of supplemental immunohistochemical analysis. The present case report helps in exposing a rare variant of ameloblastoma and emphasizes the role of advanced diagnostic aids such as immunohistochemistry in establishing the diagnosis.


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