Ameloblastic carcinoma of the mandible with metastasis to the skull and lung: advanced imaging appearance including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography computed tomography.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ameloblastic carcinoma is a very rare malignant odontogenic tumour with characteristic histopathological and clinical features, which requires aggressive surgical treatment and surveillance and, therefore, differs from ameloblastoma. Metastasis typically occurs in the lung. Only one patient with metastasis to the skull has previously been described and no prior case reports have presented MRI and positron emission tomography-CT (PET-CT) imaging findings. We describe a case of ameloblastic carcinoma with metastasis to the skull and lung with emphasis on imaging features including MRI and PET-CT.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Devenney-Cakir, B; Dunfee, B; Subramaniam, R; Sundararajan, D; Mehra, P; Spiegel, J; Sakai, O

Published Date

  • October 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 449 - 453

PubMed ID

  • 20841465

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3520182

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0250-832X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1259/dmfr/29356719


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England