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Desmoplastic ameloblastoma: analysis of 17 Nigerian cases.
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PMID:  20971659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to add to existing knowledge on 90 cases of desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA) previously reported in the scientific literature and analyze data that could help speculate on its biologic profile.
STUDY DESIGN: From 330 cases of ameloblastoma (pooled from 573 histologically diagnosed odontogenic tumours) 17 cases of DA were retrieved and analyzed for estimated mean growth rate (EMGR) and histologic variants. EMGR for DA was compared with EMGR for conventional ameloblastoma (CA), as recorded over the same period of 38 years.
RESULTS: Desmoplastic ameloblastoma had predilection for mandible (81.2%), posterior mandible being the most commonly affected, contrary to scientific literature reports of anterior maxillary predilection. Simple DA (88.0%) and DA with osteoplasia (12.0%) were the histologic variants observed. EMGR for DA (0.36 ± 0.44 cm/mo) was significantly less than EMGR (0.71 ± 1.16 cm/mo) for CA (P = .000480).
CONCLUSION: This study speculates that DA tends to be less biologically aggressive than CA and has predilection for posterior mandible in Nigerians.
Authors:
Olajumoke Ajibola Effiom; Onatolu Odukoya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  111     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e27-31     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Department of Oral Pathology and Oral Biology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.
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