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Imaging Analysis of Ameloblastoma of Mandible – 5 Cases
Pages 164-168
S. Jayachandran and Khushboo Singh

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-7229.2012.01.02.5
Published: 01 December 2012


Abstract: Ameloblastoma is the most common odontogenic tumor of the jaws. It is seen in all age groups but the lesion is most commonly diagnosed in the third and fourth decades. It is often asymptomatic, presents as a slowly enlarging swelling or an incidental finding on a radiograph. Radiologically, usually appears as multilocular radiolucency with well defined and corticated borders but can also presents as unilocular radiolucency. Other radiological findings commonly associated are tooth displacement, and root resorption. Computed tomography (CT) shows cortical expansion and in some cases even cortical perforation. Ameloblastoma is a locally destructive tumor with a propensity for recurrence if not entirely excised. In this paper, we report 5 cases of ameloblastoma of mandible collected over the period of 8 months with various imaging findings and their analysis using panoramic radiograph under conventional radiography and CT scan under advanced imaging which may further aid in optimal treatment planning and outcome.

Keywords: Ameloblastoma, mandible, CT, bicortical expansion.
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