Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma: case report

<div><p>ABSTRACT The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma is a benign, mixed, asymptomatic and rare odontogenic tumor that can easily be confused radiographically and histologically with other diseases. Usually it affects a population between the first and second decades of life, is more frequent in the mandible and shows predilection for males. This lesion, characterized by dental agenesis at the tumor site, has no predilection for anatomical region; however, an increase of intraoral volume may cause mild facial asymmetry. It shows slow but expansive growth, and is a well-defined radiolucent lesion, usually unilocular, with radiopacity inside. Normally surgical removal is conservative and the prognosis is favorable. This article reports a case of ameloblastic fibro-odontoma treated by surgical removal and follow-up of two years. The aim of this work was to study the ameloblastic fibro-odontoma in its entirety, seeking to inform clinicians about the best diagnostic and treatment methods for this type lesion.</p></div>