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Critique of the 1995 review by Reichart et al. of the biologic profile of 3677 ameloblastomas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10645414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article evaluates the most extensive review of ameloblastomas ever published. Because it suffers from the same limitations as any retrospective review of the literature, its figures cannot be used as an accurate source for such information as prevalence and incidence, racial predilection and recurrence rates. Additional knowledge about the biologic profile of ameloblastomas would come most effectively from a large, long-term prospective study, but the difficulties of establishing one are formidable. A practical alternative would be the pooling of data from several experienced centers. The data obtained, and that contained in future case reports, should address, in a standardized manner, the variables listed in the present article. Incidence figures can be obtained only if all new cases from a well-defined population are recorded in an appropriate registry. The author considers the concept of a 'multilocular' unicystic ameloblastoma, as discussed in the review, to be contradictory.
Authors:
D G Gardner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral oncology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1368-8375     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Oncol.     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-08     Completed Date:  2000-02-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709118     Medline TA:  Oral Oncol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, University of Colorado School of Dentistry, Denver, USA. dnhgardner@email.msn.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Age of Onset
Ameloblastoma / epidemiology,  pathology*
Continental Population Groups
Humans
Incidence
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Prevalence
Retrospective Studies

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