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Bilateral Ameloblastic Fibroma in A 6 Year Old Child: A Unique Case

Ashish Gupta, Rahul Sood, Pankaj Bansal

Citation Information : Gupta A, Sood R, Bansal P. Bilateral Ameloblastic Fibroma in A 6 Year Old Child: A Unique Case. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2010; 4 (3):88-91.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-4-3-88

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Published Online: 01-05-2014

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Ameloblastic fibroma (AF) is an extremely rare true mixed benign tumour that can occur either in mandible or maxilla, but is most frequently found in the posterior region of mandible. It is usually seen in the first two decades of life and is associated with tooth enclosure, hence causing delay in eruption or altering the dental eruption sequence. AF is found during routine radiographic evaluation but is clinically and radiographically similar to Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma and odontoma, which makes an accurate diagnosis mandatory as it may change the course of treatment. There has been lot of debate regarding the treatment for AF. We describe a case of bilateral ameloblastic fibroma in the posterior region of mandible in 6 year old child which was treated by conservative curettage with admirable results.

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