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What are the symptoms of ameloblastoma?

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The tumors usually grow slowly over many months or even years. For a while, the only symptom may be swelling in the back of your jaw. You also might have tooth or jaw pain. Some people don't have any symptoms. It's found when they have an imaging scan done for some other reason. Occasionally, ameloblastomas grow quickly and painfully. This can uproot and move your teeth. They also can spread to your nose, eye socket, or skull. In rare cases, they can grow so large that they block your airway, make it difficult to open and close your mouth, or affect how your body takes in nutrients from food.

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National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Ameloblastoma."

Mayo Clinic: "Ameloblastoma."

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

 

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Ameloblastoma."

Mayo Clinic: "Ameloblastoma."

News release, Stanford Medicine.

McClary, A. . Published online April 30, 2015. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

Singh, M. . 2014. Case Reports in Dentistry

Nakasato, S. . July 1991. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dandriyal, R. . January -- June 2011. National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

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