Malignant Squamous Changes in Unicystic Ameloblastoma:A Case Report and Review of LiteratureAnkitaTandon*
Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia MilliaI slamia, New Delhi, India
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Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi, India
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Received date: March 20, 2014; Accepted date: June 30, 2014; Published date: July 7, 2014
Citation: Tandon A (2014) Malignant Squamous Changes in Unicystic Ameloblastoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 2:132. doi:10.4172/2376-032X.1000132
Copyright: © 2014 Tandon A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use,distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Unicystic ameloblastoma, a variant of solid or multicystic ameloblastoma is commonly reported to occur in third decade and 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 can be accompanied by facialde formity, malocclusion and paresthesia of the affected area. Histologically, the minimum criterion for diagnosing a lesion as unicystic ameloblastoma 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. This report however, is first to show malignant squamous conversion of unicystic ameloblastoma lining in a 35 year old female patient.