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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]

Overview

The mainstay of therapy for ameloblastoma is surgery. Adjunctive chemotherapy/radiation/chemoradiation may be required.

Medical Therapy

  • Patients with ameloblastoma are treated with chemotherapy, radiation and chemoradiation.
  • Patients with ameloblastoma are also treated with curettage and liquid nitrogen have been effective in some cases.

References

  1. McClary, Andrew C.; West, Robert B.; McClary, Ashley C.; Pollack, Jonathan R.; Fischbein, Nancy J.; Holsinger, Christopher F.; Sunwoo, John; Colevas, A. Dimitrios; Sirjani, Davud (2015). "Ameloblastoma: a clinical review and trends in management". European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 273 (7): 1649–1661. doi:10.1007/s00405-015-3631-8. ISSN 0937-4477.
  2. Aramanadka C, Kamath AT, Kudva A (2018). "Recurrent Ameloblastoma: A Surgical Challenge". Case Rep Dent. 2018: 8271205. doi:10.1155/2018/8271205. PMC 5841118. PMID 29682361.
  3. Virmani, Nitish; Dabholkar, Jyoti (2016). "Giant multiloculated ameloblastoma of the mandible: a case report and review of literature". International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. 2 (2): 91. doi:10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20160962. ISSN 2454-5937.

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