Ameloblastoma differential diagnosis

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Simrat Sarai, M.D. [2]


Ameloblastoma must be differentiated from other diseases that cause symptoms similar to those of ameloblastoma, such as dentigerous cyst, odontogenic keratocyst, odontogenic myxoma, aneurysmal bone cyst, fibrous dysplasia, hard odontoma, osteosarcoma, and globulomaxillary cysts.

Differential Diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of ameloblastoma include the following:[1]

  • Dentigerous cyst
  • Odontogenic keratocyst
  • Odontogenic myxoma
  • Aneurysmal bone cyst
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Hard odontoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Globulomaxillary cysts


  1. "Differential Diagnosis between Ameloblastoma and Odontogenic Keratocyst using Computed Tomography". doi:10.11242/dentalradiology1960.37.211.