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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue3
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023293.5052
Published online: 22 August 2023

Case report
J of IMAB. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):5052-5056
Simeon Dimanov1ORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail, Yanko Yankov2, 3ORCID logo, Lyuben Stoev4, 5ORCID logo,
1) Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.
2) Clinic of Maxillofacial Surgery, UMHAT "Sveta Marina", Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.
3) Department of General and Operative Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.
4) Clinic of General and Clinical Pathology, UMHAT "Sveta Marina", Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.
5) Department of General and Clinical Pathology, Forensic Medicine and Deontology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.

Ameloblastoma's origin is the epithelium of ectodermal origin, which means they are tumors arising from the cells around the tooth root or, in close approximation, derived from the ectoderm. It is a benign but locally aggressive tumor with a high tendency to recur. Patients after ameloblastoma treatment need a life-long follow-up.
We present an 82-year-old female patient diagnosed with ameloblastoma and treated by us. She has been referred to the clinic by doctor of dental medicine because of a routine panoramic rentgenography, which displayed rentgenographic evidence for a cyst-like tumor formation on her mandible. The patient did not have any complaints.
The patient was reffered for further paraclinical imaging tests – dental panoramic radiography (OPG) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). The location and borders of the lesion were determined - it was circumferentially attached to the root of 44 tooth, well-outlined linea albuginea was present, the diameter of the lesion was approximately 26 mm.
Bone curettage was the treatment plan - the surgical intervention in this volume was chosen as a consequence of the refusal of the patient of a partial mandibulectomy and according to her age – 82.
The histopathological examination of the curettage revealed a locally infiltrative tumor process engaging the submitted bone and fibrous tissue. The final pathological diagnosis was conventional ameloblastoma with a predominantcanthomatous pattern.
On the control panoramic rentgenography one year after the operation, no pathological changes in the field of the operative site were found.

Keywords: benign odontogenic tumor, jaw tumor, maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery, pathology,

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Please cite this article as: Dimanov S, Yankov Y, Stoev L. Ameloblastoma of the jaw bones: clinical study and case report. J of IMAB. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):5052-5056.
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Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Simeon Dimanov, DMD, Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Varna; 84, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. floor 6, office 615, Varna, Bulgaria;
E-mail: drdimanov@yahoo.com

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Received: 20 February 2023
Published online: 22 August 2023

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