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Ameloblastoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor
  • AOT
  • Adenoameloblastoma
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Overview

Ameloblastoma is a rare, noncancerous (benign) tumor that typically develops in the jaw near the molars. It originates in the cells that form the enamel that protects your teeth. The condition most often occurs in adults in their 30s and 40s, though it can occur at any age. In many cases, the first sign is painless swelling in the jaw. While it can be very aggressive, these tumors are rarely found outside of the jaw.[1][2] Treatment is complete surgical removal of the affected tissue.[2]
Last updated: 4/19/2016

References

  1. Ameloblastoma. MayoClinic.com. March 19, 2016; http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ameloblastoma/home/ovc-20186225.
  2. Steinberg B. Ameloblastoma. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2009; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/ameloblastoma/.
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Basic Information

  • Mayo Clinic has an information page on Ameloblastoma.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

In Depth Information

  • The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Ameloblastoma. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor
  • AOT
  • Adenoameloblastoma
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.