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Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare odontogenic tumor. The histologic clasification of odontogenic carcinomas has been debated histological evidences of malignancy in the primary, recurrent or metastatic tumors. The mandible is known to be the most com-mon site of ameloblastic carcinoma. Authors report a very rare case of ameloblastic carcinoma of the maxilla with a review of literature. (Korean J Otolaryngol 2003 ;46 :334-7)