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[The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma]

K W Grätz, M Makek, H F Sailer
Deutsche Zahnärztliche Zeitschrift 1991, 46 (1): 71-3
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The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma is a rare nonagressive mixed odontogenic tumor. Most of these lesions occur in patients under 20 years. There is no sex predilection. They are located more often in the mandible, usually in the posterior segment. Painless swelling in the most common clinical sign. Radiologically, ameloblastic fibro-odontomas show a circumscribed radiolucency which contains radiopaque foci of various sizes and shapes. Histological examination reveals fibrous soft tissue and islands of odontogenic epithelium. The tumor produces enamel or enamel matrix, dentin and cementum. Treatment of ameloblastic fibro-odontomas usually consists of enucleation or surgical curettage. Eight cases of ameloblastic fibro-odontoma are reported and the clinical features, radiographic and histo-pathologic findings will be discussed along with the 67 cases found in the literature.

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