Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is a rare mixed odontogenic tumor. It occurs predominantly in children and young adults with no sex predilection, mostly in. Background: Odontogenic tumors such as ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) are rare conditions in children and are often asymptomatic. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is a benign, slow growing, expansile epithelial odontogenic tumor with odontogenic mesenchyme.

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Pathology and Genetics of Head and Neck Tumors. The relative arrangement of the soft tissues and the stage of development of the involved tooth are useful criteria for diagnosis. Okura M, nakahara H, matsuya T. Olech E, Alvares O.

AFO is normally found in young patients, with no significant gender predilection. It occurs with equal frequency in the maxilla and the mandible and with equal frequency in males and females [ 6 ].

Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma

Kannan Venugopal were responsible for the manuscript preparation. Report of a case presenting an unusual clinical course.

Check for errors and try again. A stage in the development of a hamartomatous odontoma or a true neoplasm?

Clinically, this neoplasm behaves as a slow-growing, well-encapsulated, benign lesion, and it is frequently asymptomatic. Clinical and radiological profile of ameloblastic fibro-odontoma: A melanotic ameloblastic fibro-odontoma. On palpation lesion was firm in consistency, and gave the feeling of irregular surface.

A large ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the right mandible

In this case, a residual tumor due to inadequate surgical removal at the time of initial odontooma was implicated as the causative factor. Clinical presentation is with painless swelling, usually along the posterior maxilla or mandible, and a,eloblastic tooth eruption in the affected region. Dhanuthai et al 16 gave a case report of a 1-year old child with an ameloblastic fibro-odontoma which treated by enucleation with no recurrence observed after a follow-up period of 1 year.


There was no history of local trauma or infection. Please review our privacy policy. Hegde V, Hemavathy S.

Recurrent ameloblastic oodntoma in a year-old boy. This article has been cited by. If there is a recurrence accompanied by a change of the histologic pattern toward a more unorganized fibrous stroma with displacement of the epithelial component, then more extensive treatment procedures appear to be indicated. On the other hand, Frissell et al 17 reported that the lesion in their case behaved aggressively and recurred twice after the initial surgical excision.

Odontoameloblastoma, also known as ameloblastic odontoma, has a more aggressive behavior, similar to an ameloblastoma rather than an odontoma [ ameloblasstic ].

Report of seven cases. Takeda Y, Tomich CE. This lesion occupied a zone from the lower left second molar area to the left ramus.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg ; Odontogenic tumors such as ameloblastic fibro-odontoma AFO are rare conditions in children and are often asymptomatic. Radiographically, AFO shows a circumscribed radiolucency, which contains radiopaque foci of various sizes and shapes. Multiple odontogenic tumors and other anomalies.

Int J Surg Case Rep ;5: Massive maxillary ameloblastic fibro-odontoma: A large ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the maxillary sinus. Management of ameloblastic fibroodontoma in a 6-year-old girl preserving the associated impacted permanent tooth.


Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma is defined by the World Health Organization as a neoplasm consisting of odontogenic ectomesenchyme resembling the dental papilla, epithelial strands and nest resembling dental lamina and enamel organ conjunction with the presence of dentine and enamel. J Maxillofac Surg ;7: Related articles Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma benign tumors mixed odontogenic tumors.

J Oral Pathol Med ; Cone-beam tomography panoramic reconstruction ameloblasgic a well-circumscribed calcified mass in intimate contact with the alveolar inferior nerve. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the anterior maxilla. Treatment of ameloblastic fibro-odontoma without removal of the associated impacted permanent tooth: The purpose of this paper is to report one case of a large ameloblastic fibro-odontoma and review the relevant clinicopathologic features of this neoplasm.

Critical analysis of previously reported cases plus 10 new cases.

Ameloblastjc and neck tumors. Review of literature and presentation of new cases of odontomas. It is also distinguishable from ameloblastic fibro-dentinoma not only because it shows dental structures resembling dentine, but also because it contains enamel-like tissues.

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She had radiographic examinations, including panoramic, helical, and cone-beam computed tomography. View at Google Scholar N. The lesion was treated conservatly as a bengin tumor by curettage. Resected specimen delivered using an intraoral approach Click here to view.