Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 584--587

Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma: A diagnostic challenge


Abhijeet Alok1, Indra Deo Singh2, Shivani Singh3 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sarjug Dental College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abhijeet Alok
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sarjug Dental College and Hospital, Hospital Road, Laheriasarai, Darbhanga - 846 003, Bihar
India

Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is a rare mixed odontogenic tumor. It occurs predominantly in children and young adults with no sex predilection, mostly in the mandible posterior region. A painless swelling is the most common clinical sign of AFO. Radiographically, AFO shows a circumscribed radiolucency, which contains radiopaque foci of various sizes and shapes. Histological examination reveals a fibrous soft tissue, islands of odontogenic epithelium, and a disordered mixture of dental tissues. Treatment of AFOs usually consists of enucleation or surgical curettage, which is possible due to their benign biological behavior. Here, we are reporting a case of AFO in a 20-year-old male.


How to cite this article:
Alok A, Singh ID, Singh S. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma: A diagnostic challenge.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2015;27:584-587


How to cite this URL:
Alok A, Singh ID, Singh S. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma: A diagnostic challenge. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Oct 5 ];27:584-587
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