Journal article

Ameloblastoma: demographic data and treatment outcomes from Melbourne, Australia

T Singh, D Wiesenfeld, J Clement, A Chandu, A Nastri

Australian Dental Journal | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is a lack of published data on the demographics and treatment outcomes of ameloblastomas treated in Australia. Our objective was to collect this data and compare the findings to other international studies. METHODS: A retrospective study of 42 patients with ameloblastoma was conducted at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. Data on the demographic features, management techniques (ablative and reconstructive), and outcomes were collected and analysed. RESULTS: The majority of tumours were solid/multicystic (81%) and occurred most commonly in the mandible (80.5%). Unicystic ameloblastomas affected a younger age group, with Type 3 being the most common subtype. Overall, th..

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