Chinese Journal of Dental Research
Chin J Dent Res 12 (2009), No. 2     6. Jan. 2010
Chin J Dent Res 12 (2009), No. 2  (06.01.2010)

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Studies on the Invasiveness of Ameloblastoma
Huang, Hong Zhang / Tao, Qian / Chen, Dan
Ameloblastomas are remarkable among odontogenic tumours because of their particular clinical and histological behaviours, including infiltrative potential, high recurrence rate and capacity to metastasise. Knowledge of the mechanism for invasion is essential for selecting the most appropriate therapeutic approach and anticipating a prognosis for each case. In this paper, some up-to-date frontier research on the different molecular biological aspects related to the invasiveness of ameloblastoma is reviewed to elucidate several points that still remain unclear.

Keywords: ameloblastoma, invasiveness, molecular mechanism