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Pulmonary metastases from an Ameloblastoma: Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22507293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Ameloblastomas have a high recurrence rate, and because of their biological tendency towards local invasion are considered borderline tumours. Despite this, reports of metastasis of these tumours are rare. This report presents a patient with mandibular ameloblastoma that recurred 29 years after surgery and metastasized to both lungs. Because of the large range of the area of metastasis, complete surgical resection of the tumours was impossible. After confirming the diagnosis by biopsy of the pulmonary lesions the pulmonary metastases were not treated actively. Observation over 4 years showed no obvious change in the lung metastasis. Recent cases are summarized and analyzed in this paper, with respect to its occurrence, pathological types, methods of treatment and other related aspects.
Dong-Yuan Luo; Chong-Jin Feng; Jun-Bing Guo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-4119     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Stomatology, The Frist Affiliated Hosptial, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510080, People's Republic of China; Department of Stomatology, Guangzhou women and children's Medical Center, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510623, People's Republic of China.
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