Radiographic Interpretation of Ameloblastoma 4m*** 2m**

    1. Slow growing = identified late 
    2. Initially, pt has asymptomatic symptoms
    3. Later develops swelling due to buccolingual expansion and come to dentist 
    4. Unilateral
    5. Mandible = posterior = Ramus/body = mc 
    6. If it occurs in anterior region = desmoplastic type = aggressive and resembles fibro osseous lesion
    7. 20% of cases seen in maxilla = can involve sinus 
    8. Epicenter = odontogenic in origin = above IAC
    9. Size = large, diffuse
    10. Borders = well defined 
    11. Internal structure =
      1. Multilocular
      2. septa are small and round = honeycomb appearance 
      3. Septa are large and round = soap bubble appearance
      4. Septa are curved and round
    12. Displace IAC inferiorly 
    13. Root resorption = Knife edge resorption
    14. Lower border of mandible = thin egg shell appearance due to aggressive expansion

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