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hintneoplasmextra info
3 subtypes, most common location is posterior mandible
most commonly associated with unerupted maxillary canine teeth, histologically: round white balls of epithelium
characteristic histological appearance: sheets of epithelium with a snake-skin appearance—pinkish cytoplasm, pleomorphism
triangular radiolucency within alveolar bone
under microscope, it shows fibrous connective tissue, subtype is peripheral odontogenic fibroma
classically presents as a soap bubble, tends to occur in young adults causing expansion
most common of all the entities of odontogenic origin
hintneoplasmextra info
tends to occur in late teenage, early 20s age range, neoplasm and thus there will be expansion over time due to cementoblasts becoming neoplastic and producing excess cementum
most frequently occurs at posterior of mandible, histologically, can see a mix of primitive pulp tissue with ectomesenchyme cells
unilocular or multilocular radiolucency but now there are calcifications being produced
has the histologic appearance of both the ameloblastoma and odontoma
resembles calcifying odontogenic cyst histologically. However, there is no cystic component rather it’s a solid neoplastic counterpart
second most common behind cemento-osseus dysplasia. Most well differentiated neoplasm of all the lesions. Will contain dentin, enamel, pulp within the lesion
most aggressive form of the disease is the acute (rapidly progressing) disseminated (multifocal in presentation) form

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