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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 6, No. 21, 2007, pp. 1364-1366
Bioline Code: os07022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 21, 2007, pp. 1364-1366

 en A clinical case of peripheral ameloblastoma
Gomes, Carolina Cavaliéri; Garcia, Bruna Gonçalves; Gomez, Ricardo Santiago; de Freitas, João Batista & Mesquita, Ricardo Alves


The peripheral ameloblastoma (PA) is a rare, benign, extraosseous odontogenic soft tissue tumour that is confined to the gingiva or alveolar mucosa. The PA presents the same histological characteristics of intraosseous ameloblastoma, although it is less aggressive than this classical subtype. We report a clinical case of PA of the alveolar mucosa in the right posterior maxilla, highlighting the importance of histological examination to the diagnosis.

peripheral ameloblastoma, odontogenic tumour, gingival lesions

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