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Ameloblastic carcinoma

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How might ameloblastic carcinoma be treated?

Treatment of ameloblastic carcinoma often involves radical surgical resection of the tumor. In addition to surgery, adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy has been tried in individual cases.  Due to the rarity of the carcinoma data regarding the effectiveness of treatment is limited.  In general, treatment tends to be aggressive. Conservative treatments have been associated with a higher risk for cancer recurrence. Long-term, careful follow-up to screen for cancer recurrence or spread (metastasis) is important.[1]
Last updated: 10/19/2011

  1. Yoon HJ, Hong SP, Lee JI, Lee SS, Hong SD. Ameloblastic carcinoma: an analysis of 6 cases with review of the literature. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2009 Dec;108(6):904-13; Accessed 10/18/2011.