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A locally aggressive but almost invariably benign tumour that arises from the odontogenic epithelium in a fibrous stroma of the mandible or maxilla, which is more common in males in their 40s.
Wide local excision; may recur.
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A benign odontogenic epithelial neoplasm; it behaves as a slowly growing expansile radiolucent tumor, occurs most commonly in the posterior regions of the mandible, and has a marked tendency to recur if inadequately excised.
[ameloblast + G. -oma, tumor]
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