Ameloblastoma: The Zimbabwean experience over 10 years

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Objectives.A review of 117 ameloblastomas treated over a 10-year period was carried out.Study design.Clinical records of 117 patients treated for histologically diagnosed ameloblastoma were retrieved and analyzed for age, sex, anatomic distribution, duration of lesions, clinical features, and treatment methods with results and complications.Results.Men and women were equally affected. The average age at the time of presentation was 28 years; 95.7% of the ameloblastomas occurred in the mandible; and 59% occurred in the premolar/incisor/canine region.Conclusion.Ameloblastoma occurs predominantly in the anterior mandible with equal frequency in men and women. Wide resection reduces recurrence.

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