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Computed tomography in diagnosis of admantinoma

By Akansha Misra, Deepankar Misra, Shalu Rai, Sapna Panjwani, Vikash Ranjan, Mukul Prabhat, Kanika Bhalla and Puneet Bhatnagar


Context: Admantinoma is second most common benign odontogenic tumor which clinically appears as an aggressive odontogenic tumor, often asymptomatic and slow growing, associated with symptoms such as swelling, dental malocclusion, pain, and paresthesia of the affected area. The radiographic appearance may vary from unilocular to multilocular radiolucencies, imparting a characteristic honey comb, soap bubble appearance or may resemble a caricature of spider. Case Report: This report highlights the importance of conventional and advanced imaging in the diagnosis of large and invasive lesions. Patient reported with complaint of swelling in jaw, which progressively increased; and was found to be bony hard, both intra- and extraorally. Radiographs revealed large multilocular radiolucency on left body and ramus of mandible with soap bubble pattern and knife edged root resorption. Computed tomographic examination evaluated the extent of the lesion, internal structure, and relation to adjacent structures; further a reconstructed image was obtained to evaluate extent of destruction in three dimensions. Conclusion: Computed tomography has an important role in the diagnosis and treatment planning is imperative as it is superior in revealing the cortical destruction and extension into the neighboring soft tissues than conventional radiography

Topics: Admantinoma, Computed tomography, Honey comb appearance, Multilocular radiolucency, Soap bubble appearance, Medicine, R, Medicine (General), R5-920
Publisher: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.4103/1947-2714.157493
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