Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 62--64

Cytological diagnosis of acanthomatous ameloblastoma


Vaishali A Walke, Maitreyee M Munshi, Wamanrao K Raut, Sudhakar K Bobahate 
 Department of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Vaishali A Walke
20-A, Swami Samarth Apartment, Wanjari Nagar, Nagpur - 440 003, Maharashtra
India

Ameloblastomas show wide morphological spectra and may pose diagnostic difficulties. Of the many types encountered, acanthomatous ameloblastoma is a rare variant that possesses distinctive features. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no previous reports on the cytology of acanthomatous ameloblastoma (AA). An elderly male presented with a radiolucent jaw swelling. Cytology smears showed combinations of basaloid cells with peripheral palisading, stellate cells as well as squamous cells in groups and in isolation. A diagnosis of acanthomatous ameloblastoma was made and subsequently confirmed on histology. Although AA is a rare jaw tumor, it possesses distinctive cytological features that permit confident preoperative cytodiagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Walke VA, Munshi MM, Raut WK, Bobahate SK. Cytological diagnosis of acanthomatous ameloblastoma.J Cytol 2008;25:62-64


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Walke VA, Munshi MM, Raut WK, Bobahate SK. Cytological diagnosis of acanthomatous ameloblastoma. J Cytol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];25:62-64
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