Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

CASE SERIES WITH LITERATURE REVIEW
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70--77

Ameloblastic carcinoma: A clinicopathologic dilemma - Report of two cases with total review of literature from 1984 to 2012


Indu Bhusan Kar1, R. V. Subramanyam2, Niranjan Mishra1, Akhilesh Kumar Singh3 
1 Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, S. C. B. Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Drs. Sudha and Nageswar Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinoutpalli, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Indu Bhusan Kar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, S. C. B. Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha
India

Ameloblastic carcinoma (AC) is a rare primary odontogenic tumor that has histological features of both ameloblastoma and carcinoma. A total number of 92 case reports speak about its rare incidence, affecting mostly the mandible as a locally destructive lesion. The maxilla is affected even more rarely as only 35 cases have been reported until 2012 in scientific literature. The clinical course of AC is generally aggressive, with extensive local bone destruction. The most common clinical features include swelling, pain, trismus, significant bone resorption with tooth mobility, dysphonia and intraoral fistula. We report two cases of AC with aggressive behavior.


How to cite this article:
Kar IB, Subramanyam RV, Mishra N, Singh AK. Ameloblastic carcinoma: A clinicopathologic dilemma - Report of two cases with total review of literature from 1984 to 2012.Ann Maxillofac Surg 2014;4:70-77


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Kar IB, Subramanyam RV, Mishra N, Singh AK. Ameloblastic carcinoma: A clinicopathologic dilemma - Report of two cases with total review of literature from 1984 to 2012. Ann Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Aug 1 ];4:70-77
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