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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Jan;71(1):e58-62. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2012.09.005. Epub 2012 Oct 23.

Ameloblastic carcinoma, secondary type, of the mandible: a case report.

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Department of Molecular Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Surgery, Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.


Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare, odontogenic, malignant tumor that has features of ameloblastoma in addition to cytologic atypia with or without metastasis. It is classified as primary type; secondary type, intraosseous; and secondary type, peripheral according to the World Health Organization classification of 2005. Ameloblastic carcinoma, secondary type, is extremely rare, and few cases have been reported in the English-language literature. The authors report a case of ameloblastic carcinoma, secondary type, arising at the mandible in a 17-year-old Japanese boy.

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