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Ameloblastic fibroma



AMELOBLASTIC FIBROMA: CLINICAL FEATURES, RADIOLOGY HISTOPATHOLOGY & TREATMENT

Author: Sanketh DS, MDS

INTRODUCTION

Ameloblastic fibroma (AF) is a rare odontogenic tumor characterized by simultaneous neoplastic proliferation of epithelial and ecto-mesenchymal tissues without dental hard tissue formation. This tumor is hence categorized as a mixed odontogenic tumor. Okay…so what does this mean? Well, odontogenic tumors usually have either a proliferative epithelial component like in an ameloblastoma or a proliferative mesenchymal component like in an odontogenic myxoma.

Ameloblastic fibroma however, essentially has a proliferative epithelial and a mesenchymal component.

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