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Disease definition

Ameloblastoma is a rare, benign, slow-growing odontologic tumor located in the mandible, and on occasion the maxilla, characterized by painless, variable-sized jaw swelling, which if left untreated may lead to a grotesque facial appearance. Occasionally, paresthesias, tooth displacement and adjacent root resorption may be associated. Local invasion is frequently observed, but malignant transformation and metastasis are not common.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: D16.4  D16.5
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0002448
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 5747
  • MedDRA: 10066796

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