Maxillary Ameloblastoma – Management in an oncology centre
Elizabeth M Iype, Sajith M Babu, Pradeep and Gigi Thomas
World Journal of Pathology 2012, 1:5
Introduction: Ameloblastoma is a rare benign tumor that arises from the odantogenic epithelium. The tumor causes local destruction.
Case report: A case of maxillary ameloblastoma in a 50 year old male who presented with nasal blockade is presented and its management is discussed.
Conclusions: This case report is being presented to stress the importance of distinguishing maxillary ameloblastoma from malignancy and its treatment by radical resection . Hence it is best managed in an oncology centre where the expertise in surgery, imageology and pathology are present.