Ameloblastic carcinoma is a very rare malignant odontogenic tumour with characteristic histopathological and clinical features, which requires aggressive surgical treatment and surveillance and, therefore, differs from ameloblastoma. Metastasis typically occurs in the lung. Only one patient with metastasis to the skull has previously been described and no prior case reports have presented MRI and positron emission tomography-CT (PET-CT) imaging findings. We describe a case of ameloblastic carcinoma with metastasis to the skull and lung with emphasis on imaging features including MRI and PET-CT.
- Ameloblastic carcinoma
- Computed tomography
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Odontogenic tumour
- Positron emission tomography computed tomography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging