Summary Of Ameloblastoma

  • Ameloblastoma is a rare benign but aggressive tumor of jaw bone and soft gingival tissue.
  • Due to its aggressive nature, it can cause destruction of the jaw bone.
  • Almost 1 to 3 percent of all jaw tumors

Kienbock’s disease is a rare disease caused due to avascular necrosis of lunate bone. Lunate bone is one of the eight carpal bones located in the wrist joint. The hand and forearm is connected with carpal bones at the wrist. …

Protein losing enteropathy is a rare condition in which there is loss of serum protein from the gut lining leading to symptoms of hypoproteinemia. It causes low protein level in blood, edema in legs, fluid accumulation in abdomen (ascites), pleural …

Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare and serious disorder of blood. This acquired disease is characterized by breakdown of red blood cells, clotting of blood in the vessels and impaired functioning of the bone marrow which is responsible for …

Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a rare type of thyroid tumor accounting 4 to 5 % of all thyroid malignancies. It affects people of all ages, adults as well as children. It is a neuroendocrine cancerous growth originating from parafollicular …

Pyonephrosis is a disease caused due to collection of pus in kidney parenchyma. It is also known as renal abscess. It is an uncommon disease which causes destruction of nephrons; the kidney’s important collecting system. The main etiological factors are …

Malformations of genitals are structural defect of genital tract present in boys and girls since birth. Although rare, these defects are detected soon after birth or later in life. Some of the malformations are obvious on the external surface of …

Inborn errors of amino acid metabolism are the commonest of all metabolism related disorders. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is one of them. It is a rare inherited condition which is characterized by abnormal rise of phenylalanine, a type of amino acid that …

Hypergammaglobulinemia is a rare disorder affecting the immune system of the body. It is a condition in which the immune system behaves abnormally to produce increased amount of gamma globulins, a special type of antibodies. Gamma globulins (antibodies) are type …

Sirenomelia is a rare congenital birth defect in which the legs and feet of the infant are fused together in a way so as to appear like tail of a mermaid. Therefore it is also called mermaid syndrome. It is …

Tay-sachs disease is a rare genetically transmitted disorder presenting its symptoms 3 to 4 months after the birth of the child. It is a neurological disease in which the nerve cells of brain and spinal cord gradually die. The child …

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic multi organ disorder. It mainly involves the respiratory and digestive system. Lungs, intestine, liver and pancreases are affected in this disorder. The faulty gene is located on chromosome 7. This genetic disease targets cells responsible …

Dermatomyositis is a rare disease characterized by weakness and inflammation of muscles with distinct skin rash. The disease affects adults as well as children. Sometimes joints, lungs and esophagus are also involved. Women tend to get more afflicted with the …

Spanish influenza was deadliest influenza in modern history. It was a pandemic flu that prevailed from 1918 to 1919. In fact researchers believe it to be the lethal outbreak of all pandemic flu till date. At least 500 million people …

Bloom syndrome is a rare genetic disease characterized by low birth weight and length, short stature, skin rashes after sun exposure and increased risk of cancer at a young age. The condition was first described by Dr Bloom in 1954, …

Migraine is a syndrome of recurrent episodes of headaches, more often one sided accompanied with a host of other symptoms. It is common in women than in men. More than 60 percent of patients have a family history of migraine. …

Bullous pemphigoid is a rare skin disorder characterized by fluid filled blisters usually occurring in skin folds of thigh, abdomen, armpit etc. The condition is commonly seen in elderly age group, mostly people above the age of 70. Bullous pemphigoid …

Rosacea is a chronic progressive skin condition involving the flush area of face among rosacea prone adults. Phymatous rosacea is one of the four forms of rosacea. It is relatively a rare skin problem which mainly affects the skin of …

Mermaid syndrome is a rare birth defect in which the lower limbs of the fetus are fused together. This syndrome has been named so because of its resemblance to mermaid, the mythical creature that is a subject of talk for …

Floppy baby syndrome is a rare congenital disease. The characteristic feature of this disease is complete loss of muscular movement due to reduced tone of muscles together with weakness of muscles. In other words the baby is completely paralyzed. At …