Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare form of odontogenic tumor, one that develops in the jawbones from the epithelial cells that generate the tooth enamel. Mandible / maxilla – Malignant tumors: ameloblastic carcinoma. Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare odontogenic malignancy that combines the histological features of ameloblastoma with cytological atypia.

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Perera et al 23 considered Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery as a promising option for instances where tumors present in surgically complex regions. Surgical resection of the primary tumor with wide margins is the mainstay treatment of ameloblastic carcinoma.

Manifestation of an ameloblastic carcinoma ten years after follicular cyst enucleation in the mandibular ramus. Synonyms of Ameloblastic Carcinoma No synonyms found.

Malignancy is uncommon as are metastases, but they do occur. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

They typically involve the mandible and less often the maxilla [ 7 ]. Report of a rare entity with a brief review.

Rare epithelial odontogenic tumor with histologic features of an ameloblastoma with marked cytologic atypia.


Ameloblastic carcinoma: A case series

A clinicopathologic study and assessment of eight cases. Wide surgical excision provides the best chance of controlling the tumor.

None of our patients were sent for radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Natl J Maxillofac Surg ;3: Accessed December 31st, Differential diagnosis included odontogenic keratocyst, squamous cell carcinoma and ameloblastoma. Naik V and Kale AD: D ICD – The ameloblastic carcinomas were classified as primary or secondary by a reviewing pathologist using the WHO criteria 8.

In addition, there was cellular pleomorphism and nuclear hyperchromatism with occasional mitoses in the same tumour. Bleeding and headaches may also occur.

Carbon ion therapy for ameloblastic carcinoma. Operated site after the resection of tumour hemimandibulectomy done followed by placement of 2. Distant metastasis can occur in the absence of a local or regional recurrence [ 2 ].

Link to publication in Scopus. Pathology of the Dental Hard Tissues. Odontogenic tumors typically arise in the jaws, are slow growing and often have no apparent symptoms asymptomatic. Ameloblastic carcinoma ex ameloblastoma: In these patients, the male: Pathological review of the needle biopsy demonstrated ameloblastic carcinoma. General Discussion Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare malignant cancerous tumor that normally begins in the bones of the jaw. A report of three Nigerian cases.


Ameloblastic carcinoma may develop from the epithelial tissue that remains after the development of the teeth and associated structures.

Ameloblastic carcinoma: An analysis of 12 cases with a review of the literature

Recently, Jensen ameloblasttic al 26 reported the use of carbon ion therapy for recurrent ameloblastic carcinoma over four weeks, which showed no recurrence following three months. There is controversy regarding radiotherapy of Ameloblastoma, and it is considered radioresistant tumour [ 20 ]. In carcnoma, the cure rate of secondary tumors was higher compared with the cases in the literature.

However, controlled studies with larger groups of patients are required to increase the accuracy of results. Ameloblastic carcinoma may spread metastasize to affect other organs of the body.

Fine-needle aspiration cytology of ameloblastic carcinoma of the maxilla: Ameloblastic carcinoma secondary type with extensive squamous differentiation areas and dedifferentiated regions.