Ameloblastoma is common in Nigeria. (see http://
earthwidesurgicalfoundation. blogspot.com/search?q= ameloblastoma). is more difficult in patients who have a central ameloblastoma or one that is so advanced that surgery requires removal of the entire mandible. Nonetheless, these patients can eat well (especially since the favorite food is gari which is not chewed). Speaking is more difficult but still understandable.