ameloblastic fibro-odontoma

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ameloblastic fibro-odontoma

A benign, occasionally aggressive tumour of young adults affecting the posterior jaw, which is characterised by a prominent ameloblastoma-like epithelial component.

Imaging
Unilocular or multilocular; well-circumscribed, corticated border; mixed radiolucency/radio-opacity.
 
Management
Simple curettage; recurrences are rare.

DiffDx
Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma has features of ameloblastic fibroma, but in addition they have enamel and dentin deposition.
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This rare lesion is termed as 'compound composite odontome'.
A number of different terms have been used to des- cribe this condition; such as Busch in 1897 first sug- gested the use of 'dens in dente'which implies the radio- graphic appearance of "tooth within a tooth".12 Hunter suggested the term "dilated composite odon-tome".13 Of the various terms 'dens invaginatus' would appear to be the most appropriate as it reflects the infolding of the outer portion (enamel) into the inner portion (dentin) with the formation of a pocket and dead space Synonyms for this malformation are: Dens in dente, invaginated odontome, dilated gestant odontome, dilated composite odontome, tooth inclusion and dens telescope.3, 4, 6
13 Hunter HA .Dilated composite odontome. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1951; 4:668-73.

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