Metastasizing granular cell ameloblastoma

Bansal, Anju; Bhatnagar, Amar; Saxena, Sunita
January 2012
Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology (0973029X);Jan2012, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p122
Academic Journal
Ameloblastoma is a slow growing odontogenic epithelial tumor of jaw. It accounts for 1% of all tumors and cysts arising in maxilla and mandible. Although it is locally invasive and has a marked tendency to recur, metastasis is rare. Of the various histological patterns of ameloblastoma, the granular cell type is extremely rare accounting for 4% of ameloblastomas. We report a case of granular cell ameloblastoma with metastasis to the cervical lymph node presenting in a 40-year-old Indian female.


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