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Ameloblastoma in Jamaica – Predominantly Unicystic: Analysis of 47 Patients over a 16-Year Period and A Case Report on Re-entry Cryosurgery as a New Modality ofTreatment for the Prevention of Recurrence

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240–6
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In this analysis of ameloblastoma in Jamaica, it was found that most were unicystic histologically irrespective of whether they were unilocular or multilocular radiographically. Re-entry cryosurgery at six months for the prevention of recurrence is emphasised as a new modality of treatment.

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Objective: To analyse all the cases of ameloblastoma seen in the two major public Hospitals in Jamaica over a 16-year period, and to compare the results with what has been previously documented by other authors in the literature. A new treatment modality for prevention of recurrence of ameloblastoma is described.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013
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