AMELOBLASTOMA ORIGINATED FROM A DENTIGEROUS CYST: A CASE REPORT

함치성 낭종에서 발생한 법랑아세포종: 증례보고

  • Shin, Jae-Myung (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sanggye Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University)
  • 신재명 (인제대학교 의과대학 상계백병원 구강악안명외과)
  • Published : 2008.03.31

Abstract

Much has been written about the possibility that the lining of a dentigerous cyst might undergo neoplastic transformation to an ameloblastoma which is defined as mural ameloblastoma. Mural ameloblastomas are estimated to constitute 5% of all ameloblastomas. 85% of the mural ameloblastomas were associated with dentigerous cyst, all of which were observed before the age of 30. The frequency of recurrence after simple enucleation of the cyst containing this lesion is considerably lower than that for ameloblastomas in general that are treated in a similar manner. Therefore, further and more extensive surgery is not required for mural ameloblastoma. We diagnosed a cystic appearance of a 17 year-old female as dentigerous cyst and undergone marsupialization. For 2 years of period, no significant change was observed and therefore enucleation was undergone and diagnosed as ameloblastoma. We report this case with a review of related literatures.

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