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a cell from which tooth enamel develops

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The adamantinomatous type resembles the dental ameloblastic organ and is similar to that seen in adamantinoma; it more frequently exhibits calcification, foreign body reaction with inflammation, and giant cells around cholesterol clefts.
While the exact mechanism of action of how fluoride causes enamel mottling remains unknown, it is well-recognized that with increased amounts of fluoride concentrations in the drinking water, the resultant enamel hypoplasia becomes progressively evident, as increased fluoride levels interfere with ameloblastic function, which adversely affects both enamel matrix formation and enamel matrix calcification.
Donnie Fritts has Ameloblastic Carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that has resulted in the removal of his face and 20 surgeries over six years to replace it.
Lesions included adnexal neoplasm, ameloblastic fibro-odontoma, basal cell carcinoma, benign fibrous histiocytoma, blue nevus, chondrosarcoma, compound nevus, epithelioma adenoides cysticum, esthesioneuroblastoma, Ewing sarcoma, fibrosarcoma, giant cell granuloma, granulocytic sarcoma, hemangioma, hemangiopericytoma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphangioma, lymphoma, melanoma, neuroblastoma, neurofibroma, ossifying osteofibroma, osteochondroma, osteosarcoma, port wine stain, rhabdomyosarcoma, Spitz nevus, and xanthogranuloma.
Therefore, PIOSCC must be considered in the differential diagnosis of malignant tumors of odontogenic epithelium, including ameloblastic carcinoma, clear cell odontogenic carcinoma, central mucoepidermoid carcinoma, odontogenic ghost cell carcinoma, and a malignant variant of calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor.