Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour: review and case report

J Can Dent Assoc. 2005 Apr;71(4):250-3.


Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour is a benign (hamartomatous), noninvasive lesion with slow but progressive growth. The 3 variants--follicular, extrafollicular and peripheral--present with identical histological findings. This report describes a patient with a large adenomatoid odontogenic tumour in the mandible, with the involved mandibular canine being pushed to the contralateral side. The paper also provides a refresher for general dental practitioners about various diagnostic aspects of this tumour and highlights the controversies regarding its origin and management in light of recent findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Odontogenic Tumors / pathology*