Title: Joint Preservation & Management of Ameloblastoma- A Case Report
Authors: Dr Gaurang Thanvi, Dr Anuj Mathur, Dr Vikas Kunwar Singh, Dr Ruchika Tiwari, Dr Anirudha Singh, Dr Yashpal Singh
Ameloblastoma is a locally invasive benign epithelial odontogenic tumour with incidence of 1% of all tumours of jaws. It is commonly found in the middle age group in the molar and ramus region of the mandible. Multicystic ameloblastoma is believed to be locally aggressive lesion that has higher recurrence rate amongst all types of ameloblastoma. In this report we present a large multicystic ameloblastoma in the right body and ramus region of mandible in a 19-years-old girl. This large lesion was diagnosed with the help of thorough patient’s history, CT-Scan and Radiograph which was successfully managed by hemimandibulectomy with condyle head preservation and simultaneous reconstruction with reconstruction plates1.
Keywords: Ameloblastoma, Mandible, Odontogenic.