volume 40, issue 8, Pe470-e474 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.03.006
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Dong-yuan Luo, Chong-jin Feng, Jun-bing Guo

Abstract: Ameloblastomas have a high recurrence rate, and because of their biological tendency towards local invasion are considered borderline tumours. Despite this, reports of metastasis of these tumours are rare. This report presents a patient with mandibular ameloblastoma that recurred 29 years after surgery and metastasized to both lungs. Because of the large range of the area of metastasis, complete surgical resection of the tumours was impossible. After confirming the diagnosis by biopsy of the pulmonary lesions …

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