대한구강악안면방사선학회지 2006; 36 : 63-8.korean.
Radiographic features of desmoplastic ameloblastoma: Report of 3 cases
Choi DH, Huh KH, Moon JW, Yi WJ, Heo MS, Lee SS, Choi SC, Park KS*
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dental Research Institute, and BK21, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University *Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sanggye Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University korea.
Desmoplastic ameloblastoma is a rare histologic variant of ameloblastoma. It shows important differences in anatomic distribution, histologic appearance, and radiographic findings compared with the general type of
ameloblastoma. It is histologically characterized by an abundance of densely collagenous stroma and radiographically a mixed radiolucent-radiopaque lesion. We present three cases of desmoplastic ameloblastoma. All the patients complained on buccal swelling with or without pain and the sites of occurrence were the anterior and the premolar region. Plain radiographs showed mixed radiopaque-radiolucent lesion with ill-defined or diffuse sclerotic margin and no external root resorption. Additionally, CT scans revealed buccal expansion and relatively well-defined margin of the lesions. The clinical and radiographic features of the presented cases were compared with those of the desmoplastic ameloblastoma in the previous literatures. (Korean J Oral Maxillofac Radiol 2006; 36 : 63-8)
KEY WORDS : Ameloblastoma; Tomography, X-ray Computed; Radiography, Panoramic