Peripheral keratoameloblastoma: A novelty #FirstOfItsKind
Keratoameloblastoma is an exceptionally rare subtype of ameloblastoma that has been reported <20 times previously in the literature. All present as intraosseous lesions.

Published in the in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the authors report an unusual case of keratoameloblastoma localized in the palate without involving palatal bone, thus presenting as a peripheral lesion.

According to the authors, no case of peripheral keratoameloblastoma has been reported in the English literature till now, probably rendering this case to be the first one. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to present a rare and the first case of peripheral keratoameloblastoma with histopathological features of this tumor.

A 32-year-old female patient reported with a chief complaint of a swelling on the palate present for 3 years. Her history revealed that the swelling had gradually increased in size since its onset. Clinical examination revealed an ovoid swelling of approximately 4 cm × 3 cm in the left posterior palatal region.

The mass was firm and mucosa over the mass was smooth and erythematous. The swelling was not associated with pain, discharge, or paresthesia. Left submandibular lymph nodes were tender and palpable. No remarkable medical history was revealed except for hypertension. OPG revealed no evidence of any palatal bone pathology.

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