Seventeen cases are reported of desmoplastic variant of ameloblastoma of the jaws observed during the years 1967-1991. There were 12 females and 5 males, and these consisted of 7 Chinese, 6 Malays, 2 Indians, 1 Sikh and 1 Kadazan. Their ages at diagnosis ranged from 21-60 years with a mean of 36.6 years. There were 10 mandibular and 7 maxillary tumours. Of these, 14 cases involved the anterior segment with extension to the premolar region in 5 cases. 60% of cases were radiologically suggestive of fibro-osseous lesions. The main mode of treatment was resection and 1 case presented with recurrence. The findings of this study were compared with those of previous reports.
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