Ameloblastoma in an 82 year old female patient: a case report

Rathi Rela, Rahul Bhowate, Shirish Degwekar


Ameloblastoma is an aggressive tumor known for its local invasiveness. It is a true neoplasm of odontogenic epithelial origin and the second most common odontogenic neoplasm. This paper reports a case of large amelobalstoma in an 82 year old female patient and its diagnosis using clinical, radiological and histological findings.


Ameloblastoma; odontogenic tumor; mandible


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