Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

DENTAL SCIENCE - REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 16--20

Granularity in granular cell ameloblastoma


Andamuthu Yamunadevi1, GS Madhushankari2, Manickam Selvamani2, Praveen S Basandi2, Thukanayyakanpalayam Ragunathan Yoithapprabhunath1, N Ganapathy1 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Andamuthu Yamunadevi
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu
India

Granular cell ameloblastoma (GCA) is one of the rare histological variants of ameloblastoma (1.5-3.5%), identified by Krompechner in 1918 and is diagnosed by the characteristic presence of granular cells. These granular cells are seen in several physiological and pathological conditions and the granularity in GCA is due to lysosomal aggregates. This review is about the clinical features, histopathological features and differential diagnosis of GCA and also adds the theories for occurrence of granularity, electron microscopic findings, cell signaling pathways and immunohistochemistry findings related to these granular cells in GCA.


How to cite this article:
Yamunadevi A, Madhushankari G S, Selvamani M, Basandi PS, Yoithapprabhunath TR, Ganapathy N. Granularity in granular cell ameloblastoma.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2014;6:16-20


How to cite this URL:
Yamunadevi A, Madhushankari G S, Selvamani M, Basandi PS, Yoithapprabhunath TR, Ganapathy N. Granularity in granular cell ameloblastoma. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];6:16-20
Available from: http://www.jpbsonline.org/article.asp?issn=0975-7406;year=2014;volume=6;issue=5;spage=16;epage=20;aulast=Yamunadevi;type=0