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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Support Radiopaedia and amrloblastic fewer ads. According to the revised WHO1 classification, it is a benign tumor without invasive growth; this is in contrast to the ameloblastoma.

A massive ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the maxilla.

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odontpma On gross examination the specimen consisted of a hard tissue mass with a soft tissue attachment. Ameloblastic fibroma and related lesions: National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Malignant transformation of ameloblastic fibro-odontoma to ameloblastic fibrosarcoma.

However, in the fourth year after surgery, a circular radiopaque figure developed in the alveolar ridge distal to the lower right permanent lateral incisor Fig 6.

Clinically, it presents as a painless swelling of the affected area, usually the posterior portion of the maxilla or mandible. Mixed odontogenic tumours are a group of rare and interesting lesions which can mislead the clinician to variety of differential diagnosis. We have reported a case of a large ameloblastic fibro-odontoma that was presented as a painless swelling in the mandible.


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The biopsy specimen was composed of cellular, dental papilla-like mesenchymal tissues admixed with irregularly shaped nests of odontogenic epithelium and areas of dentin and enamel matrix Fig 23. Therefore, it was suspected that the lesion was a recurrence.

Tex Dent J ; How to cite this URL: They stated that the occurrence of malignant transformation of ameloblastic fibromas, ameloblastic odontomas, and ameloblastic fibro-odontomas appeared to be more frequent than previously thought. Oral Oncol Extra ; The relative arrangement of the soft tissues and the stage of development of the involved tooth are useful criteria for diagnosis.

Bull Tokyo Dent Coll ; Recurrence of an ameloblastic fibro-odontoma in a 9-year-old boy. Report of a case with documented four-year follow-up.

Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma

Analysis of cases. If there is a recurrence accompanied by a change of the histological pattern toward a more unorganized fibrous stroma with displacement of the epithelial component, then more extensive treatment procedures appear to be indicated [ 19 ]. J Mass Dent Soc ; Ameloblastic fibroma and related lesions: Thus, remnants of the tumor might persist in the resection margins, especially in large ameloblaetic, irrespective of whether or not a depressed tooth is left in the bone.


Sivakumar was odontmoa Oral Pathologist and Dr. The total of cases revealed the average age at presentation of AFO to be 6.

A large ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the right mandible

She had radiographic examinations, including panoramic, helical, and cone-beam computed tomography. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the maxilla: Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma AFO is an uncommon fibto odontogenic tumour. Clinico-pathologic study of three cases and critical review of the literature. Recurrent Ameloblastic Fibro-Odontoma in a Year-old boy. View at Google Scholar N. Dentin and enamel were also present Figure 5.