• 1 Department of Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Singapore Med J, 1991 Feb;32(1):70-2.
PMID: 2017711


The radiographs of fifteen Malaysian patients with presenting ameloblastoma aged between 20-55 years (average 35 years) were studied for any peculiar local features. The most common features were cortical plate expansion (80%), corticated scalloped margin (67%), multiloculation (87%), and resorption of tooth roots (47%). The latter two features are constantly found in advanced tumour stage. As pain was not a frequent complaint, many Malaysian patients seek treatment only at a very late stage after the tumours have reached large dimensions. Although ameloblastomas may be diagnosed often through radiographs, it should not be relied upon solely.

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