Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : maxilla


DESMOPLASTIC AMELOBLASTOMA: A REPORT OF THREE CASES FROM A SINGLE INSTITUTE WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE.

Dr. Amitha J Lewis MDS; Dr. Shakthi Dorai MDS; Dr. Karen Boaz MDS; Dr. Srikant N MDS; Dr. Mohan Baliga MDS; Dr. Dharnappa Poojary MDS; Dr. Ankita Sharma MDS

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 381-389

Desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA) a rare type of ameloblastoma, arises from the rests of dental lamina, developing enamel organ, epithelial lining of odontogenic cyst or from the basal cells of the oral mucosa. Clinically, DA develops as a slow growing, painless, bony hard swelling resulting in facial asymmetry. Histologically, it represents stromal collagenization or desmoplasia with small nests and strands of odontogenic epithelium. But the true biologic profile of DA is not well understood as they mimic fibro-osseous lesions clinico-radiographically. As DA is a rare entity,we aim to discuss three case reports of DA from a single institution which deserves pre-eminence owing to its distinct site, radiological and histological features, local aggressiveness and high chance of false clinical appearance. Desmoplasia is an inductive phenomenon occurring in the mesenchymal tissue of the head and neck region. The pathologist and the clinician should be aware of the concepts and the association with malignant transformation and spread of the lesion in order to deliver appropriate treatment.

MAXILLARY FIBROUS DYSPLASIA – A CASE REPORT

DR. VIJAY EBENEZER; Dr. Rakesh mohan

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 1606-1609

Fibrous dysplasia is an idiopathic skeletal disorder in which the trabecular bone is replaced and distorted by poorly organized, structurally unsound fibro-osseous tissue. The lesion is classified into two forms: Monostotic and polyostotic. Characteristic radiographic appearance shows an expanded osseous lesion having poorly defined margins covered by a thin “eggshell” cortex and lacking periosteal new bone formation.