Volume 17, Number 3, September 2005

Peripheral Ameloblastoma in the Maxillary Canine Region

Souichi Yanamoto, Shigeru Yamabe, Goro Kawasaki, Akio Mizuno

Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Reconstructive Medicine, Course of Medical and Dental Sciences, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan

This report is of a 71-year-old woman with a peripheral ameloblastoma of a granular cell type arising in the crevicular epithelium of the maxillary canine region. The osseous hard mass was pedunculated and spherical with normal surface mucosa. The excised specimen revealed ameloblastomatous tissue exhibiting areas of continuity with the crevicular epithelium. After surgery, no evidence of recurrence was observed.

Key words:
Ameloblastoma, Granular cell tumour, Maxilla

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005;17:195-198.
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