Mucous Cell Differentiation in Desmoplastic Ameloblastoma: Unique Presentation in Posterior Mandible

Sandhya Avinash Tamgadge, Avinash Pandurang Tamgadge, Sudhir Bhalerao, Treville Pierera


Desmoplastic ameloblastoma is an unusual type of ameloblastoma characterized by pronounced desmoplastic stroma. The occurrences of mucous cells are even rare phenomenon in desmoplastic ameloblastoma and to date only two cases have been reported in the literature in anterior and premolar area. This is a unique case report of desmoplastic ameloblastoma in 25 year old female patient with mucous cell differentiation in posterior mandible as all the previous published cases showed occurrence in anterior jaws. The possible pathogenesis for mucous cell differentiation reflects the pluripotential character of the odontogenic epithelium.



Odontogenic Tumors;Jaw Tumours;Neoplasms by Histologic Type;Desmoplastic;Ameloblastoma.

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