Extensive Type III Unicystic Ameloblastoma - A Case Report with Conservative Management
Unicystic ameloblastoma is a distinct type of ameloblastoma that resembles clinically and radiographically a dentigerous cyst but on three dimensional evaluation shows tumorous behavior and histopathologically shows ameloblastic epithelium. As compared to conventional ameloblastoma it shows a low recurrence rate after conservative treatment. We report a case of extensive unicystic ameloblastoma of mandible in young male patient that showed tumorous characteristics on computed tomography (CT) and was treated conservatively by decompression. CT follow up after 3 months showed significant bone formation. The lesion was then enucleated. Follow up at 8 months showed tremendous bone healing.