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a tumor of the jaw that forms dentin and enamel. See also composite odontoma.
ameloblastic fibro-odontomaA benign, occasionally aggressive tumour of young adults affecting the posterior jaw, which is characterised by a prominent ameloblastoma-like epithelial component.
Unilocular or multilocular; well-circumscribed, corticated border; mixed radiolucency/radio-opacity.
Simple curettage; recurrences are rare.
Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma has features of ameloblastic fibroma, but in addition they have enamel and dentin deposition.
ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (am´əlōblas´tik fī´brō-ō´dontō´mə),
n an aggressive, generally benign tumor of the oral tissues, most commonly occurring in the posterior mandible. It is generally associated with developing teeth and thus is usually found in children or adolescents.
pertaining to the formation of dental enamel.
see ameloblastic odontoma (below).
the inner layer of cells of the enamel organ, which forms the enamel prisms of the teeth.
resembles ameloblastic fibroma but the tumor contains enamel and dentine rather than only enamel.