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Clinicoradiologic features of ameloblastomas: A single-centre study of 155 cases.

BACKGROUND: The purpose of the current study was to report on the clinical presentation and radiologic features of 155 cases of ameloblastoma (AB), representing a detailed, large, single-centre radiologic study.

METHODS: Histologically confirmed cases were reviewed over 11 years. Demographic and clinical data were retrieved from the patient's records. Radiologic information was analysed from available radiographs. The radiologic features of ABs were assessed according to the mean age of presentation and the mean duration of the lesion. The distinguishing radiologic features between adults/children and sex were also evaluated.

RESULTS: A statistically significant correlation existed between loss of border demarcation and advanced mean age. Multilocular lesions were markedly more common in adults compared to children. Multilocular ABs were associated with increased lesion duration and advanced mean age. Radiologic signs of reactive bony changes associated with the tumour presented at the highest mean duration of all bony effects. Bony expansion and cortical destruction were statistically correlated with lesion duration. Tooth impaction was more common in children. Some mandibular lesions reached a significant size, resulting in impingement of the maxillary sinus, zygoma, orbit and pterygoid plates.

CONCLUSION: Due to unfortunate healthcare access constraints, ABs grow to significant sizes and exhibit features not often reported in the literature. The findings of this analysis highlighted the radiologic features of ABs expressed through the mean age and duration of the lesion. This emphasises the significance of timely management of these lesions.

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