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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 283-286

Desmoplastic hybrid ameloblastoma presenting as a fibrous epulis


1 Department of Oral Pathology, SJM Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Craniofacial Reconstruction, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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L R Kumaraswamy Naik
Department of Oral Pathology, SJM Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.145170

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Desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA) is a rare variant of ameloblastoma with specific clinical, imaging, and histological features. Histologically, it is characterized by extensive stromal desmoplasia with small compressed nests and strands of odontogenic epithelium. The purpose of this article is to present a case of central DA that showed unusual clinical presentation of a classic solid/multicystic ameloblastoma occurring as a peripheral lesion in the form of gingival epulis, arising from extraction site and showed histopathological feature of a hybrid variant.


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