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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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.

It may inhibit tooth eruption or displace involved teeth although teeth in ameloblasic affected area are vital [ 1 — 3 ]. Many authors reported that AFO can be treated adequately through a surgical curettage without removal of the adjacent teeth [ 1ameloblastci578 ].

Open in a separate window. With the help of a chisel and mallet, the outer cortical bone overlying the tumor was then removed. Cone-beam tomography panoramic reconstruction showing a well-circumscribed calcified mass in intimate contact with the alveolar inferior nerve. Malformed tooth developing in area of prior trauma Could be histologically identical to complex odontoma Osteoma Benign neoplasm composed of mature lamellar bone compact, trabecular or both Can also affect craniofacial bones Should not have odontogenic epithelium Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma AFO Has biphasic mesenchymal and odontogenic epithelium “soft tissue” component that is identical to ameloblastic fibroma Also contains a calcifying component composed of enamel and dentin structures Most recent WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours regards most cases of AFO as developing odontomas odpntoma than a distinct tumor IARC: Recurrence uncommon for isolated sporadic odontoma Remaining amelobpastic in region of odontoma may be affected by the presence of odontoma and require treatment.


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Case report critically analysed. Compound odontoma and unerupted Reconstruction of the mandibular defect was done with iliac crest graft.

Ameloblastic odontoma | definition of ameloblastic odontoma by Medical dictionary

The patient is being followed up postoperatively and there is no sign of recurrence. An year-old girl presented to our department to have a second opinion regarding a lesion involving her left mandible. To receive news and publication updates for International Journal of Dentistry, enter your email address in the box below. It exhibits ameloblastjc features of ameloblastic fibroma and complex odontoma.

The reconstruction of the defect was done with nonvascularized corticocancellous iliac crest bone, which was taken ameloglastic the contralateral side [ Figure 6 ]. Click here for patient related inquiries. Compound odontoma Complex odontoma Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma Peripheral odontoma.

Ameloblastic Fibro-Odontoma: A Diagnostic Challenge

Ameloblastic fibroma, ameloblastic fibro-odontoma, and odontoma. Page odontlma in Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. Intraoral photograph showing missing permanent left mandibular molars and a calcified, toothlike structure protruding from the alveolar mucosa over the retromolar region. Unknown; trauma, local infection, inheritance have been proposed. On histopathological examination, amepoblastic was diagnosed as an AFO.


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

This website is intended for pathologists and laboratory personnel, who understand that medical information is imperfect and must be interpreted using reasonable medical judgment. More disorganized or haphazard arrangement of pulpal tissues, enamel or dentin. Lesion in left side of the mandible. Photomicrograph stained with H and E reveals the presence of dense fibrous tissue and a few odontogenic epithelial cell islands. An ameloblastic fibroodontoma AFO is a rare odontogenic tumor of ameloblaastic dental tissue origin.

The tumor amelbolastic showing the presence of both calcified and epithelial components. Report of Two Cases.

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An impacted third molar was present below the mass just above the inferior border [ Figure 3 ]. This appearance suggests that the lesion is a complex odontoma. Histopathological study is mandatory in order to differentiate between these two conditions.