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[Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the maxillary sinus]

H Nouri, A Raji, B Ait M'barek
Revue de Stomatologie et de Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale 2007, 108 (5): 455-7
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INTRODUCTION: Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma, ameloblastic fibroma, and odontoma are rare malformations, which are classified as odontologic tumors. They usually progress in an asymptomatic way, and making the histological distinction between these variants is very difficult.

OBSERVATION: We report the case of a 14-year-old girl presenting with an ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the maxillary sinus. The clinical signs were nasal obstruction and jugular tumefaction. Surgical excision was performed through a paralateronasal approach. The diagnosis of fibro-odontoma was confirmed by the histopathological analysis of the surgical piece.

DISCUSSION: Odontologic tumors form a complex entity, the histological nature and the correlations of which are discussed.

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