Meta Description: Infections in the jaws of a child may spread rapidly because of the wide marrow spaces and also due to the bones of developing children are less dense than adult bones. Although we live in an era of antibiotics, odontogenic infections are still a common problem with which a dentist must deal.
The concept of unicysticameloblastoma was first introduced by Robinson and Martinez in 1977. The unicysticameloblastoma deserves special consideration on the basis of its clinical & radiologic appearance, its histopathology, and its response to treatment.The importance of the unicysticameloblastoma is that it possesses a much better prognosis after enucleation or curettage than does the classic intraosseousameloblastoma.
Unicysticameloblastoma, a variant of solid or multicysticameloblastoma is commonly reported to occur in third decadeand encountered in the posterior mandible with a biologically low-grade course and with limited recurrence potential. Clinically, it frequently manifests as a painless swelling, which canbeaccompaniedbyfacialdeformity, malocclusion and paresthesia of the affected area. Histologically, the minimum criterion for diagnosing a lesion as unicysticameloblastoma is the demonstration of a single cystic sac lined by odontogenic (ameloblastomatous) epithelium often seen only in focal areas whereas radiographically they represent a unilocular radiolucency.
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