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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A hard, nonfluctuant bulge was palpable in the right mandible.

Ameloblastic Fibro-Odontoma: A Diagnostic Challenge

Recurrence of an ameloblastic fibro-odontoma in a 9-year-old boy. Tooth bud attached to the follicle around the lesion was removed. Detection of melanin pigment in enamel.

There was no history of local trauma or infection.

A stage in the development of a ameloblzstic odontoma or a true neoplasm? J Maxillofac Surg ;7: Ameloblastic fibroma and related lesions: Olech E, Alvares O. Tex Dent J ; As noted in the literature review, not all lesions previously classified as ameloblastic fibro-odontoma are, in fact, aggressive lesions; nor should they be expected to recur following conservative surgical intervention.


Detection of melanin pigment in enamel.

Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer. AFO is normally found in young patients, with no significant gender predilection. Management of the lesion includes enucleation of the tumour and long-term follow-up.

A large ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the right mandible

Adequate clinical and radiological investigations, proper surgical excison, accurate histopathological diagnosis, and long term follow up will ensure the right treatment plan for the amloblastic.

A trapezoidal flap was elevated and a thin bone covering the surface of the lesion was removed Fig. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the anterior mandible in a month-old boy.

The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma is a rare mixed odontogenic tumor. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma AFO of the mandible: The patient underwent enucleation of the lesion and amelkblastic curettage of the surgical cavity under general anesthesia.

J Oral Sci ; As noted in the literature, not all lesions previously classified as AFO are, in fact, aggressive lesions. Treatment of AFOs usually consists of enucleation or surgical curettage, which is possible due to their benign biological behavior.

Intraoral view of patient Click here to view. Clinically, this neoplasm behaves as a slow-growing, well-encapsulated, benign lesion, and it is frequently asymptomatic. Ameloblastic odontoma; report of a case. Resected specimen delivered using odontkma intraoral approach Click here to view.


International Journal of Dentistry

Peterson’s principles of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Wewel J, Narayana N.

Analysis of cases. Ethical approval This case report is the surgical treatment of an odontogenic tumour amekoblastic the maxilla. View at Google Scholar N.

Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma

Review of the literature and presentation of new cases of odontomas. Light microscopic examination of sections ameloblaxtic with hematoxylin and eosin revealed strands and islands of odontogenic epithelium showing peripheral palisading and loosely arranged central cells, identical to stellate reticulum, embedded in a myxoid cell-rich stroma resembling the dental papilla Figure 4.

In addition, AF and AFO have been defined as hamartomatous lesions and are believed to be stages of odontoma formation.