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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Ameloblastoma


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

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How might ameloblastoma be treated?

The preferred treatment for ameloblastoma is surgical removal of the affected tissue. In an effort to prevent recurrence, a wide margin of healthy tissue should be removed from the area surrounding the tumor. If the tumor does return, surgery can be performed again.[1]

Ameloblastoma rarely becomes malignant. If malignant spread of the tumor occurs, radiation may be recommended. Malignancy is more common in cases that reoccur after surgery.[1]

Singh et al. have developed a Treatment Algorithm for Ameloblastoma, which you may find of interest. 
Last updated: 4/19/2016

References
  1. Steinberg B. Ameloblastoma. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2009; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/ameloblastoma/.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Ameloblastoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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.