This information has been written for patients, their families and friends and the general public to help them understand more about a rare benign (non-cancerous) tumour known as ameloblastoma. This section will detail what an ameloblastoma is and how ameloblastomas can be diagnosed and treated.


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Ameloblastoma is a rare tumour which involves excess tissue growth in and around the jaw. This tumour is usually benign (non cancerous) and can appear to be solid or cyst-like. It is important that this non-cancerous tumour is diagnosed early in order to prevent its excessive growth, bone destruction and possible progression to a cancerous tumour.

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