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Kirjavainen A, Tuovinen V, Sándor GK. Large ameloblastic fibro-odontoma in a 7-year-old girl with analysis of 108 cases. Ann Maxillofac Surg 2016;6:15-20

Large ameloblastic fibro‑odontoma in a 7‑year‑old girl with analysis of 108 cases

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Author: Kirjavainen, Antti1; Tuovinen, Veikko1; Sándor, George K.2,3
Organizations: 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jyväskylä Central Hospital, Jyväskylä
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, Oulu
3BioMediTech, Institute of Bioscience and Technology, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Wolters Kluwer, 2016
Publish Date: 2017-03-31


Background: Odontogenic tumors such as ameloblastic fibro‑odontoma (AFO) are rare conditions in children and are often asymptomatic. AFOs are found by routine clinical and radiological examination or when they cause obvious intra‑ or extra‑oral swelling.

Materials and Methods: A case of an AFO in a 7‑year‑old girl is described, and 107 cases from the literature and this report are analyzed.

Results: The total of 108 cases revealed the average age at presentation of AFO to be 6.3 years in boys and 9.6 years in girls. There was a slight male predilection and AFO lesions most often occurred in the posterior mandible. AFO was almost always associated with an unerupted tooth or teeth.

Conclusions: While the recurrence rate of AFO was found to be 5.5%, long-term postoperative clinical and radiological follow-up is advised to ensure no future signs of aggressive recurrence.

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Series: Annals of maxillofacial surgery
ISSN: 2231-0746
ISSN-E: 2249-3816
ISSN-L: 2231-0746
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Pages: 15 - 20
DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.186132
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
Copyright information: © 2016 Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.