Rajeshwar Chawla1, Karthikeyan Ramalingam2, Amitabha Sarkar2, Savita Muddiah3
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, JCD Dental College, Sirsa, Haryana, India.
2Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute, Sriganga Nagar, Rajasthan, India.
3Professor and Consultant Oral Surgeon, Siliguri, West Bengal, India.
Aim: To assess the cases of ameloblastoma retrospectively for various parameters. Materials and Methods: Ninety-one previously reported cases of ameloblastoma from Government Dental College and Hospitals, Nagpur, were included in this study. Data were collected considering parameters such as age, sex, symptoms, radiographic, histopathology, treatment modalities, and recurrence. Our findings were also compared with world literature. Results: The average age was 32.5 years. Mostly men complained of an asymptomatic swelling and duration of less than one year. Posterior segment and vertical ramus of mandible was the frequently involved site. Radiographically, multilocular appearance was noted more than 60% of the cases. Plexiform and unicystic ameloblastoma occurred frequently. Surgery was the treatment of choice in this review. Recurrence was noted in more than 10% of the cases. Conclusion: There are variations in our review in comparison to reported literature.
Keywords: Ameloblastoma, Indian, plexiform, retrospective, unicystic.