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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This lesion occupied a zone from the lower left second molar area to the left ramus.

Microscopically, the lesion is composed of strands, cords, and islands of odontogenic epithelium embedded in a cell-rich primitive ectomesenchyme, resembling the dental papilla.

Here, we are reporting a case of AFO in a year-old male.

Extraoral swelling of the left side of the mandible Click here to view. The histopathologic examination of the soft tissue revealed numerous cords and follicles of odontogenic epithelium exhibiting peripheral ameloblast-like cells within primitive ectomesenchymal tissue Fig.

Head Neck Pathol ;7: Peterson’s principles of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Helical and cone-beam computed tomography showed an expansile well-circumscribed lesion containing at the interior a calcified mass compatible with odontogenic tissue Figures 2 and 3. Nevertheless, final diagnosis is made according to microscopic evaluation demonstrating islands of odontogenic odontima embedded in cell-rich ectomesenchyme similar to dental papilla.

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The cavity was irrigated carefully and the debris was removed.

Int J Oral Surg ;8: On inspection a mild swelling was present in the right posterior buccal region. Ovontoma Kumar was also involved in data collection, Dr. Report of two cases. You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.

Ameloblastic Fibro-Odontoma: A Diagnostic Challenge

Advanced Search Users Online: J Oral Pathol Med. Three years after surgery, the clinical and radiological appearance of the bone and surrounding soft tissue was normal Fig 5. Review ameloblasic the literature and presentation of new cases of odontomas. Recurrence is uncommon but can occur as a result of inadequate surgical removal. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma in the maxillae. Qmeloblastic What’s New Feedback Disclaimer. According to the revised World Health Organization WHO classification [ 10 ], ameloblastic fibroma and AFO are believed to be stages of complex odontoma formation [ 1 ].

Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma

We have reported a case of a large ameloblastic fibro-odontoma that was presented as a painless swelling in the mandible. AFO is a benign tumor that exhibits the same benign biologic behavior as that of ameloblastic fibroma, showing inductive changes that lead to the formation of both dentin and enamel [ 1 ]. Pathology and Genetics of Head and Neck Tumors. This article has been cited by 1 Odontogenic tumours and lesions from in a single specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Unit in amloblastic United Kingdom B.


The treatment of AFO is associated with conservative surgical approach.

This lesion usually occurs in people less than 20 years old, and age is thus an important characteristic in the differential diagnosis. Fobro were the surgeons, Dr.

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This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. J Oral Maxillofac Surg ; An year-old girl presented to our department on referral from another dentist to have a second opinion about a lesion involving the left mandible.

Recurrence of an ameloblastic fibro-odontoma in a 9-year-old boy. Critical oddontoma of previously reported cases plus 10 new cases. Head and neck tumors. Support Center Support Center.