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What tests are used to diagnose ameloblastoma?

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Dentists often spot these tumors on X-rays -- they can look like soap bubbles on film. They also can be diagnosed with the following:

  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): Powerful magnets and radio waves are used to make images of your mouth.
  • CT (computerized tomography) scan: Several X-rays are taken from different angles and put together to show more detailed information.

From: What Is Ameloblastoma? WebMD Medical Reference

 

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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

 

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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