Ameloblastoma

Ameloblastoma

Q) False about ameloblastoma SS

a) It is seen in children below 5 years

b) It is the most common odontogenic tumor

c) Mandible is the most common site 

d) It is highly malignant

Ans 

a

It is the most common odontogenic tumor. It is locally invasive and can cause severe deformity. It is seen in middle age group and not children.

Mandible is the most common site of origin seen in 80% cases. It is not highly malignant but it remains locally aggressive with high rates of recurrence.

Given the choices above, a is the most probable one.

Ref:  http://atlasgeneticsoncology.org/Tumors/AmeloblastomID5945.html

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