Quantitative Analysis of Mast Cells in Benign Odontogenic Tumors
Keywords:Mast cells, odontogenic tumors, toluidine blue. .
The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of mast cells in a series of odontogenic tumors. Forty-five cases of odontogenic tumors were investigated using 1% toluidine blue for mast cells, and differences between groups were statistically evaluated. Mast cells were present in 96% of odontogenic tumors. Mast cells are probably one of the major components of the Stromal scaffold in odontogenic tumors.
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