Peripheral ameloblastoma: a case report

Pekiner F. N., Ozbayrak S., Sener B. C., OLGAÇ N. V., Sinanoglu A.

DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, vol.36, no.3, pp.183-186, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1259/dmfr/26369051
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-186
  • Keywords: peripheral ameloblastoma, odontogenic tumours, alveolar mucosa, mandible, BIOLOGICAL PROFILE, BUCCAL MUCOSA, NEOPLASM
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Peripheral ameloblastoma, a rare and unusual variant of odontogenic tumour, comprises about 1% of all ameloblastomas. The extraosseous location is the peculiar feature of this type of tumour, which is otherwise similar to the classical ameloblastoma. An additional case of this infrequent tumour is described on the lingual alveolar mucosa of the right mandibular premolar region in a 60-year-old man. Clinical evidence, microscopic findings, CT imaging and recurrence for this tumour are discussed.