A large ameloblastic fibro-odontoma of the right mandible

Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2007 Jan 1;12(1):E34-7.


The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma is a rare mixed odontogenic tumor. It occurs predominantly in children and young adults with no sex predilection and locates most often in the posterior segment of the mandible. A painless swelling is the most common clinical sign. Radiologically, ameloblastic fibro-odontoma shows a circumscribed radiolucency, which contains radio-opaque foci of various sizes and shapes. Histological examination reveals a fibrous soft tissue, islands of odontogenic epithelium and a disordered mixture of dental tissues. The tumor produces enamel or enamel matrix, dentin and cementum. The treatment of ameloblastic fibro-odontomas usually consists of enucleation or surgical curettage, which is possible due to their benign biological behaviour.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / surgery
  • Odontoma / diagnosis*
  • Odontoma / surgery