volume 22, issue 3, P254-257 2011
DOI: 10.1590/s0103-64402011000300013
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Abstract: The use of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the diagnosis of odontogenic tumors seems to have attracted little attention. The presence of a firm preoperative diagnosis helps preventing suboptimal surgery, contributing to avoid recurrence of these tumors. A case of ameloblastic carcinoma of the mandible diagnosed by FNAB is presented in this report, illustrating its effectiveness for preoperative diagnosis of odontogenic tumors. A 74-year-old female presented with a painless swelling in the right mandib…

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