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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-58

Malignant odontogenic tumors: An analysis of 15 cases and review of the literature

1 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Army Dental Centre, Lagos, Nigeria
3 Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surery, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
4 Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

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Dr. Benjamin Fomete
Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/atp.atp_5_18

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Introduction: Malignant odontogenic tumors (MOTs) are uncommon primary jaw lesions that represent approximately 6% of all odontogenic tumors. The rarity and complex classification reported for MOTs have also created challenges in their study over the years. Patients and Methods: All patients with a histopathological diagnosis of odontogenic tumor from 2003 to 2017 formed the study population. Their departmental and medical records were analyzed. Results: A total of 15 MOTs patients were studied. There were 10 males and five females with a M:F ratio of 1.6:1, and the ages ranged from 17 to 80 years with a mean of 48.06 years. The sites were the mandible and maxilla. The mandible to maxilla ratio was 2.25 to 1. Conclusion: Ameloblastic carcinoma was the most common MOT.

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