Oral cavity
Other benign tumors / conditions
Peripheral ameloblastoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 April 2018, last major update November 2013

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Peripheral ameloblastoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavityperipheralamelo.html. Accessed January 24th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Men and women ages 40 - 60 years
  • Arise from dental lamina remnants in gingiva (rests of Serres) or from surface epithelium with potential to differentiate along odontogenic lines
  • Same histology as intraosseous tumors (palisading basaloid cells with stellate reticulum) but benign behavior
  • Sites: soft tissue of posterior gingiva and ascending ramus, may occur in buccal mucosa