JOURNAL ARTICLE

Ameloblastic fibroma in one-year-old girl

Anita D Munde, Ravindra R Karle, Ujwala B Kale
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP 2013, 17 (1): 149
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Ameloblastic fibroma (AF) is a relatively rare, slow growing benign mixed odontogenic tumor, comprising of 1.5-4.5% of all odontogenic tumors. It is usually asymptomatic except for the eventual expansion of the jaw. AFs are most common in adolescents and young adults, mostly affecting the mandible as a well-defined uni or multilocular radiolucency. The effective surgical treatment includes enucleation and curettage of the surrounding bone and removal of the affected teeth. Although recurrence of AF is rare, a long term follow up is recommended. This report describes a 1-year-old girl with AF in the mandible and discusses its clinical, radiographic and histological findings.

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