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Ameloblastic carcinoma

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Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare oral cancer that commonly develops towards the back of the lower or upper jaw. The cancer can develop spontaneously or arise from a preexisting ameloblastoma.  A common early symptom is swelling.[1] The underlying cause of the cancer is not well understood. 
Last updated: 10/19/2011


  1. Yoon HJ, Hong SP, Lee JI, Lee SS, Hong SD. Ameloblastic carcinoma: an analysis of 6 cases with review of the literature. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2009 Dec;108(6):904-13; Accessed 10/18/2011.
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  • Net Wellness, is a consumer health information Web site affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University. The Web site has an Ask an Expert resource page on this topic. Click on Net Wellness to view the resource page.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
  • Cancer.Net, a resource from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, provides information about oral cancer. Click on the above link to access this information.
  • The American Cancer Society provides information about oral cancer. Click on the link to access this information.

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  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Ameloblastic carcinoma. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.

Selected Full-Text Journal Articles

  • Kademani D. Oral cancer. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2007 Jul;82(7):878-887.