Peripheral ameloblastoma (PA) is a rare benign odontogenic tumor with histological characteristics similar to that of an interosseous ameloblastoma. It develops in the gingiva and in the alveolar process of the jaws. We report a case of a peripheral ameloblastoma in a 45-year-old male that presented with an exophytic painless swelling on the gingiva on the anterior mandible. Clinical and histopathologic features of this lesion are discussed. This case highlights the need for including peripheral ameloblastoma in the differential diagnosis of a gingival lesion and submitting excised tissue for microscopic examination.
Aslam-Pervez, N., Lubek, J. E., Rose, G., & Papadimitriou, J. C. (2017). Peripheral Ameloblastoma: A case report and concise review of literature. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology, 29(5), 434–437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajoms.2017.03.014