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Report of four cases of Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma in mandible and discussion of the literature about the treatment

Authors
  • Helder Antonio Rebelo Pontes
  • Flavia Sirotheau Correa Pontes
  • Aladim Gomes Lameira
  • Rodrigo Alves Salim
  • Pedro Luiz de Carvalho
  • Douglas Magno Guimarães
  • Décio dos Santos Pinto
Journal
Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
40
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.03.020
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Abstract

Abstract The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma is defined as a tumour with the general features of the ameloblastic fibroma but that also contains enamel and dentine. AFO normally presents as a painless swelling in the posterior portion of the maxilla or mandible. Radiographs show a well-defined radiolucent area containing various amounts of radiopaque material of irregular size and form. The most appropriate treatment for a large AFO has not been completely determined. This paper reports four large AFO cases and reviews the relevant literature regarding the clinical and surgical features of this lesion.

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