Unicystic Ameloblastoma of Mandible with an Unusual Diverse Histopathology: A Rare Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Kanu Jain,
Reader, Department of Oral Pathology, Maharaja Ganga Singh College of Dental Sciences and Research,
Sri Ganganagar-335001, Rajasthan, India.
Ameloblastomas of jaws are benign odontogenic tumours with four clinical variants being solid multicystic type, unicystic type, extra osseous type and desmoplastic type. Unicystic ameloblastoma accounts for only 13% of all the known cases in the scientific literature. Follicular and plexiform patterns are the commonly seen histopathological patterns in unicystic ameloblastoma. Though rare in itself, presence of granular cells along with acanthomatous changes occurring in unicystic ameloblastoma is a rare phenomenon. We present a rare case report of unicystic ameloblastoma of right mandible with an unusual histopathology. It exhibited both luminal and mural types as well as both acanthomatous and granular cell changes found together. As occurrence of unicystic ameloblastoma of jaws with such varied histopathology is rare, their course, clinical outcome, prognosis and recurrence rate are not clear. Documentation of more such cases in literature may make pathogenesis and nature of these lesions more insightful.
Acanthomatous, Granular, Odontogenic keratocyst
Kanu Jain, Gaurav Sharma, Priyanka Kardam, Monica Mehendiratta. UNICYSTIC AMELOBLASTOMA OF MANDIBLE WITH AN UNUSUAL DIVERSE HISTOPATHOLOGY: A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 May 24 ]; 11:ZD04-ZD05. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 15, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Oct 28, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 23, 2016
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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