Metastatic mandibular ameloblastoma of the lung ten years after primary resection: A rare case report

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1643

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  • Konstantinos Kapriniotis | konstantinos.kapriniotis@nhs.net Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, Greece. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7411-9181
  • Angelina Bania Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, Greece. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5341-7841
  • Savvas Lampridis Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, Greece. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2827-5826
  • Georgios Geropoulos Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, Greece. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2066-7975
  • Sofoklis Mitsos Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, Greece. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0606-7287
  • Fleur Monk Department of Histopathology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.
  • David A. Moore Department of Histopathology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.
  • Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, Greece.

Abstract

Ameloblastoma is a rare odontogenic neoplasm of the jaw. It usually behaves as a benign, slow growing tumour of the oral cavity with a high recurrence rate, especially when it is inadequately resected. A small proportion of ameloblastomas metastasize to distant organs, with lungs representing the most common site of metastatic spread. In this report, we present the case of a middle-aged man with two pulmonary nodules and a history of mandibular ameloblastoma excised 10 years prior to this radiological finding. Following resection and histopathological analysis of the lung lesion, a diagnosis of metastatic ameloblastoma was confirmed. No local recurrence of the primary tumour was identified. At 1-year follow-up, the patient had no evidence of local or metastatic disease.

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2021-04-09
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metastatic ameloblastoma, jaw tumour, lung metastasis
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Kapriniotis, Konstantinos, Angelina Bania, Savvas Lampridis, Georgios Geropoulos, Sofoklis Mitsos, Fleur Monk, David A. Moore, and Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos. 2021. “Metastatic Mandibular Ameloblastoma of the Lung Ten Years After Primary Resection: A Rare Case Report”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 91 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1643.

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