Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is a benign, slow growing, expansile epithelial odontogenic tumor with odontogenic mesenchyme. Looking for online definition of ameloblastic odontoma in the Medical Dictionary? ameloblastic odontoma explanation free. What is ameloblastic odontoma?. Riddett S.A.A Composite Odontome at a Very Early Age. Brit. Dent. J., 77 (), p. Google Scholar. 2. Kemper J.W., Root to-odontoma. Amer.

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On intraoral examination, a small hard tissue projecting over the posterior alveolus was present with normal surrounding mucosa. To our surprise, the left mandibular molars were missing [ Figure 2 ].

Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and ameloblzstic. To receive news and publication updates for International Journal of Dentistry, enter your email address in the box below. This appearance suggests that the lesion is a complex odontoma.

Compound odontoma Complex odontoma Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma Peripheral odontoma. An impacted tooth is also visible. The patient underwent enucleation of the lesion and careful curettage of the surgical cavity oeontoma general anesthesia.

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Reconstruction of the mandibular defect was done ameloblashic iliac crest graft. The diagnosis of complex odontoma was made. It occurs with equal frequency in the maxilla and the mandible and odotnoma equal frequency in males and females [ 6 ].

Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more. AFO susually affects children or young adults, with no specific sex predilection. Cowden syndrome Gardner syndrome Gorlin syndrome Peutz Jeghers syndrome.


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Long-term follow up with short intervals should be maintained in the management of AFO. An ameloblastic fibroodontoma AFO is a rare odontogenic tumor of mixed dental tissue origin. The patients understand that their names and initials will not be published and due efforts will be made to conceal their identity, but anonymity cannot be guaranteed. The medical, social and family histories were unremarkable, as were the results of a review of systems and a physical examination.

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Pathology Outlines – Odontoma

On histopathological examination, it was diagnosed as an AFO. This website is intended for pathologists and laboratory personnel, who understand that medical information is imperfect and must be interpreted using reasonable medical judgment.

Determination of a case-dependent treatment plan may provide an optimum outcome.

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Frequently associated with an unerupted tooth Usually detected on routine radiographs Most commonly located between roots of erupted teeth or impeding the eruption of tooth Well marginated from surrounding bone May have a thin radiolucent region surrounding opaque mass Radiopaque matrix same density as components of adjacent teeth Early stage odontoma may have little calcified matrix, expanding the radiographic differential diagnosis Can occur as a component of combined odontogenic tumor, most commonly Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor CCOT Multiple odontomas may occur as a component of: This lesion is usually found in the molar area [ 612 ], and the distribution is roughly equal between the maxilla and mandible [ 612 ].


Financial support and sponsorship Nil. Many authors reported that AFO can be treated adequately through a surgical curettage ameloblsstic removal of the adjacent teeth [ 14578 ].

The tumor was approached via submandibular incision, followed by layer-wise dissection to reach the inferior border of the mandible. Please review our privacy policy. I ntroduction Ameloblastic fibroodontomas AFOs are slow-growing, benign tumors developing from the odontogenic epithelium and ectomesenchyme.

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Ameloblastic fibroma, ameloblastic fibro-odontoma, and odontoma. Cahn LR, Blum T.

She had previously undergone several radiographic ameliblastic including panoramic, helical, and cone-beam computed tomography. Oral inspection revealed good oral hygiene. The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent forms.

It is caused by PTCH1 mutations.

Ameloblastic fibroodontoma or complex odontoma: Two faces of the same coin

Ajeloblastic year-old girl presented to our department on referral from another dentist to have a second opinion about a lesion involving the left mandible. Lesion in left side of the mandible. Conflicts of interest There are no conflicts of interest.