Long Standing Ameloblastoma Mimicking Residual Cyst: A Case Report

Sugandha Kaushik *

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida (201308), India.

Ashish Sharma

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida (201308), India.

Himanshu Bhutani

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ITS Dental College and Hospital, Greater Noida, India.

Rajan Arora

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida (201308), India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Unicystic ameloblastoma, constituting approximately 6% of all ameloblastomas, poses diagnostic challenges, particularly in distinguishing it from dentigerous cysts. This rare variant manifests with diverse clinical presentations, complicating accurate identification. Herein, we present a case initially misdiagnosed as a residual cyst, underscoring the imperative need for a comprehensive diagnostic assessment. The management involved complete enucleation, and subsequent excisional biopsy unveiled an Ackerman's type three variant.                                       

This case report emphasizes the significance of recognizing long-standing unicystic ameloblastomas, which may manifest post-tooth extraction, initially misleadingly diagnosed as residual cysts.

Keywords: UA, tumour, long standing, cyst

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Kaushik , Sugandha, Ashish Sharma, Himanshu Bhutani, and Rajan Arora. 2024. “Long Standing Ameloblastoma Mimicking Residual Cyst: A Case Report”. Asian Journal of Dental Sciences 7 (1):41-46. https://journalajds.com/index.php/AJDS/article/view/175.


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