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Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2010 Apr;111(2):98-100. doi: 10.1016/j.stomax.2009.06.013. Epub 2010 Mar 29.

A multirecurrent ameloblastoma metastatic to the lung.

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Centre François-Xavier-Michelet, service de stomatologie et de chirurgie maxillofaciale, CHU de Bordeaux, place Amélie-Raba-Léon, 33076 cedex, France. annericard@aol.com <annericard@aol.com>

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The ameloblastoma is a rare tumor of odontogenic epithelial origin. It is a neoplasm in which ameloblastic features are revealed by the primary growth in jaws and by any metastatic growth. Recurrences are usually local and distant metastases are rare. We present a case of a multirecurrent ameloblastoma of the mandible metastatic to the lung.

OBSERVATION:

We present a case of a mandibular malignant ameloblastoma in a 42-year old man with widespread pulmonary metastases. Some of these lesions were treated surgically.

DISCUSSION:

Ameloblastoma metastasis often occurs in the lung. The curative treatment is surgical. The results of palliative chemotherapy and radiotherapy are not always efficient.

PMID:
20347463
DOI:
10.1016/j.stomax.2009.06.013
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