The aim of this research was to investigate the radiographic, clinical, and histological features of cases of ameloblastoma from a period of 17 years in a Brazilian center and to explore potential differences in children and adolescents in relation to adults. Seventy-five patients diagnosed with ameloblastoma from 2001 to 2018 were included. Data from each patient including gender, age, histologic type, location, and radiographic characteristics were reviewed and analyzed retrospectively. The association between the clinical, radiographic, and histologic findings was investigated. No differences regarding the histological pattern of the lesions were observed between groups. Children and adolescents presented well-defined lesions associated with an unerupted tooth compared to adults (p<0.05). The presence of an unerupted tooth was associated with cortical erosion and expansion and MC displacement (p<0.05). Despite similar histologic characteristics, differential radiographic appearance was observed between young patients and adults.
KEY WORDS: ameloblastoma; dental radiography; histology; odontogenic tumors; jaws; adolescent.
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DA CRUZ, E. Z.; SOARES, M. Q. S.; JUNQUEIRA, J. L. C.; MONTALLI, V. Â. M.; AGATTI, L. A., ROSA, A. C. G. & PANZARELLA, F. K. Ameloblastoma differential radiographic findings in children and adolescents. Int. J. Odontostomat., 16(1):60-67, 2022.