Granular Cell Ameloblastoma: A Case Report

Sangeeta Rajesh Patankar, Ankit Hemant Mehta


Granular cell ameloblastoma is a rare condition, accounting for 3.5% of all ameloblastoma cases. The granular cell ameloblastoma, in most instances is found as an admixture with other histologic patterns, particularly the follicular subtype. A 58 year old male patient reported with a swelling in the lower left posterior region of the face since 2 years. Orthopantomograph showed radiolucency extending from lower left central incisor to retromolar area with compartmented appearance. Histopathologically, diagnosis of granular cell ameloblastoma of the excised specimen was made. Follow-up data suggest that the presence of granular cells in an ameloblastoma might be of some prognostic significance in terms of initial treatment performed.


Granular Cells; Ameloblastoma; Jaw Neoplasms; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Odontogenic Tumors; Enamel Organ; Recurrence

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