A retrospective study on ameloblastoma presentations to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital


  • Karim D.A Ankaase Methodist Hospital
  • Ackom E Achimota Hospital
  • Abu-Sakyi J KNUST Hospital, Dental Department.
  • Adu-Ababio F KNUST Hospital, Dental Department.


Ameloblastoma, Tumor, Odontogenic, Maxillofacial, Surgery, Multilocular


Introduction: Ameloblastoma is the second most common benign odontogenic tumor, and only odontoma outnumbers it in reported frequency of occurrence.
Aim: This study reviewed all ameloblastoma cases reported to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital from 2016 to 2018.
Methodology : This was a retrospective descriptive study involving reviewing medical records of all Ameloblastoma cases diagnosed
within the study period at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of KATH. A data collection sheet was used for data collection that covered patients’ demographics, location of the lesion, radiographic presentation, histological report, and treatment.
Results : Thirty-four (34) diagnosed cases of ameloblastoma were recorded within the study period, giving an average of eleven cases
(11.3) annually. The mean age of patients was 32.0 years with a male: female ratio of 1:1. All the cases reviewed were located within the
mandible, with none in the maxilla. Twenty-four (70.6%) of them were found in the body of the mandible. Multilocular radiolucency is the joint radiographic presentation (24, 71%). Plexiform was the common histological variant (12, 35.3%). Thirty-two (32, 91.2%) patients were treated by resection with wide margins. There was no incidence of recurrence recorded.
Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that Ameloblastoma cases in Ghana have similar clinicopathological presentations as
commonly reported in the literature.




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D. A, K. ., E, A. ., J, A.-S. ., & F, A.-A. . (2022). A retrospective study on ameloblastoma presentations to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Ghana Dental JOURNAL, 19, 14–17. Retrieved from https://gdajournal.org/publications/index.php/gda/article/view/28



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