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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 623093, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/623093
Case Report

Atypical CT Findings in Plexiform Ameloblastoma

1Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Rajasthan Dental College & Hospital, N.H. 8, Ajmer Road, Bagru Khurd, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302026, India
2Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, DR. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Patna, Bihar 801503, India
3Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Darshan Dental College & Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India

Received 13 June 2014; Accepted 29 October 2014; Published 24 November 2014

Academic Editor: Bruce J. Barron

Copyright © 2014 Karandeep Singh Arora et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ameloblastoma is an uncommon epithelial odontogenic neoplasm that is nonmineralized, locally aggressive, and, in most cases, benign. Most ameloblastomas develop in the molar-ramus region of the mandible with 70% of them arising in the molar-ramus area. Radiologically they are unilocular or multilocular radiolucency with a honeycomb or soap bubble appearance. The radiographic appearance of ameloblastoma can vary according to the type of tumor. CT is usually helpful in determining the contours of the lesion, its contents, and its extension into soft and hard tissues. Through this case we would bring to light some of the unusual CT findings which include the destruction of the surrounding structures by the lesion which appeared to be normal routine lesion when viewed clinically.