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Clinicopathological Study of Ameloblastomas: Case Study in Tribal Areas

Naik Balachandra Ramachandra

Citation Information : Ramachandra NB. Clinicopathological Study of Ameloblastomas: Case Study in Tribal Areas. Int J Head Neck Surg 2011; 2 (1):1-4.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1039

Published Online: 01-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


During the period of 10 years, we have received 19 ameloblastoma specimens for opinion. The purpose of this report is that many studies on ameloblastoma were published from western countries, but not a single study from this region, which is an area of tribal people. Hence, this study is taken up to analyze for various parameters, and to compared with the western countries studies and also to inform the new and rare findings which is not yet published that is, the malignant ameloblastoma metastasis in soft tissue with intercellular bridges. Specimens were processed for macroscopic and microscopic analysis by routine methods. Majority of analysis were similar to the western countries studies. Malignant ameloblastoma metastasis in soft tissue gave us surprise. Ameloblastoma in tribal people did not have differences with western countries, but we got a new thing which enriches the behavior of malignant ameloblastoma.

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