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Minerva Stomatologica 2008 October;57(10):549-55

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Mandibular ameloblastic fibroma in 6-years-old girl: a case report

Anesi A. 1, Albanese M 1., Gerosa R. 1, Corrocher G. 1, Gambarini G. 2, Nocini P. F. 1

1 Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Verona, Verona, Italy 2 Department of Dentistry La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy


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Ameloblastic fibroma (AF) is defined in WHO classification as a “neoplasm composed of proliferating odontogenic epithelium embedded in a cellular ectomesenchymal tissue that resembles dental papilla, and with varying degrees of inductive change and dental hard tissue formation”. AF is a rather uncommon tumor, accounting for only 2.5% of all odontogenic tumors. AF is a true mixed tumor, in which the epithelial and ectomesenchymal elements are neoplastic. AF raises at any age, ranging from 6 months to 42 years (mean 14.6 to 15.5 years); it does not show sex predilection. The lesion occurs in nearly 70% of cases in posterior areas of the mandible. Patients exhibit swelling of the jaw; pain is not usually described. Authors present a clinical and surgical management of an early onset of a large mandibular ameloblastic fibroma in a 6-year-old girsl.

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