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This literature review paper will be focusing on “Static bone cyst, Ameloblastoma, and Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor”. Different articles and research journals have been cited and reviewed during the literature review. The primary focus of the study was to explore the current findings and proceedings about the treatment of these ailments by using latest technology such as radio graphics.

Literature review

Static bone cyst

Static bone cyst is an anatomic fault in the mandible, within which a portion of the sub-mandibular gland lies. These types of cysts are also called as lingual mandibular salivary gland depressions, Stafne bone cysts, and lingual cortical mandibular and latent bone cysts defects. It is considered to be developmental in its nature but have not been observed in children's at the time of birth. Mostly patients and cases are middle-age or adults in their later ages. These defects and are mostly observed in males which is about ninety percent of the total patients. They are stagnant is size (i-e static) and have been found in 0.3 % of panoramic x-rays. This defect shows no symptoms and is normally diagnosed in routine radiographic tests. (Landells, 2003)

There are different treatments possible for the static bone cyst. But the treatment is highly dependant upon the condition of the disease. Non surgical treatment includes the repeated X-Ray treatment in patients. The surgical removal of the static bone cyst is desired if causing intense pain to the patient. (Woods,2003)


Ameloblastoma is an uncommon, benign tumor of odentogenic epithelium. During its development it is found near to the outside portion of the teeth's. it is much more common in the mandible as compared to maxilla. It was first identified by Cusack in 1827. This kind of odontogenic neoplasm was chosen as an adamantinoma by a French doctor Louis-Charles Malassez. The present name Ameloblastoma was given by Ivey and Churchill in 1930.

These tumors are seldom metastatic which means they don't spread to other parts of the body, they develop slowly, and the consequential lesions can create severe abnormalities of the jaws and face. Moreover, as abnormal growth of cell easily penetrates and destroys close bony tissues, broad surgical removal is required to cure this disorder. It has a high capacity of reoccurrence, it comprise of epithelial tissues which resemble to the ones found in normal enamel organ, but in absence of formal enamel, as the fibrous stroma that compliments it does not show, signs of induction.

Ameloblastoma has three major sub types

Uni-cystic Ameloblastoma

Multi cystic Ameloblastoma

Peripheral Ameloblastoma

All these three sub types vary in percentages such as uni-cystic Ameloblastoma accounts for 6%, while peripheral subtype accounts for 2% of all Ameloblastoma of the cases. The fourth major subtype of Ameloblastoma, malignant, has been taken into consideration by few oncologic specialists; however, this kind of tumor is quite rare and may be a simple sign of one of the three major sub types. Ameloblastoma also arise in log bones, and another alternative is Craniopharyngioma (pituitary Ameloblastoma).

Medical features of Ameloblastoma

Ameloblastoma is frequently associated with the existence ...
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