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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


CASTELLON, María Loreto et al. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the jaw. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2013, vol.35, n.2, pp.87-92. ISSN 2173-9161.

Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is an infrequent odontogenic tumor that affects young people of either sex and is usually located in the posterior mandibular zone. Clinically, the patient might present a delay in dental eruption with a painless increase in volume. Radiographically, it is a uni- or multilocular radiolucent lesion of variable size with radiopaque areas. Treatment varies with tumor size and the decision to conserve the adjacent teeth must be weighed carefully due to the possibility of recurrence. The case of a large AFO in a 4-year-old patient is reported. The specific histological and clinical characteristics are described and the conservative therapy and need for long-term postoperative follow-up are discussed.

Keywords : Odontogenic tumor; Benign lesion; Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma.

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