An ameloblastic fibroma is a fibroma of the ameloblastic tissue, that is, an odontogenic tumor arising from the enamel organ or dental lamina. It may be either. Ameloblastic fibroma, is a mixed odontogenic tumor, which commonly affects young children under the age of 20 years, with the mandibular premolar-molar. ameloblastic fibroma in a 9-year-old boy has been presented along with a review of the literature. The tumor responded to conservative surgical treatment.

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View at Google Scholar Y. Numerous mitotic cells or any atypical mitotic figure if noticed suggests a malignant entity such as ameloblastic fibrosarcoma AFS in the differential diagnosis [ 1415 ].

Ameloblastic fibrosarcoma of the mandible: Retrieved from ” https: Received Oct 6; Accepted Oct 9. The overlying mucosa was intact.

Pathology Outlines – Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions: ameloblastic fibroma

Histopathology alone is fivroma not enough to differentiate neoplastic cases from hamartomatous ones, because the histology is very similar. The histopathological amloblastic of high cellularity in this lesion is uncommon as conventional AFs show mild to moderate cellularity in a loose myxomatous connective tissue background. Ameloblastic fibroma, jaw tumors, Ki, odontogenic tumors. Cortical expansion may or may not be discernable on plane film.

A 2-year-old female child patient visited the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery with a complaint of diffuse swelling in the right mid face since one year.

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Buchner A, Vered M. Saunders Indian Print ; Males show a slightly higher prediction than females M: Patients often present with painless swelling of the jaw aneloblastic the lesion may affect the normal eruption of teeth in the area.

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Ameloblastic Fibroma

Despite the asymptomatic cases of AF usually appear as an unilocular radiolucency 4the present case was characterized as multilocular mixed image.

These neoplasms are noticed in young patients especially in the first two decades of life [ 17 ] and mandible is considered to be the most common site of occurrence than the maxilla by a factor 3.

In vibroma brief report, we report a case of AF in the context of its high cellularity on histopathological examination. Grossly, ameloblastic fibroma appears as firm, lobular soft tissue mass with a smooth surface [ 3 ]. On intraoral examination, the right lower buccal vestibule ameloblastif obliterated due to the expansion of the buccal cortical plate.

A conservative approach, with excision followed by curettage, as performed in the present case, appears to be the most adequate treatment 3. This article about a neoplasm is a stub. Benign Tumors of the Jaws. Orthopantomogram showing a well-defined, noncorticated solitary unilocular radiolucency in 45, 46, and 47 region Click here to view. In addition, clinical and radiographic features are discussed as ameloblasic as differential diagnosis and treatment.

Amfloblastic for Ki was negative as it was not taken up by the tissue. The lesion was excised and curettage of the adjacent maxillary bone was performed under general anesthesia.

Thin septa were observed within lesion. Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. Although few cases have been reported, the majority of studies indicate a slight predilection for the male gender 2 – 4.


The opinions and assertions expressed herein are those of the author and are not to be construed as official or ameloblasic the views of the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.

The value of fine-needle aspiration cytology in the evaluation of pediatric head and neck tumors. The most common location for the tumor is the posterior mandible, followed by the posterior maxilla.

In contrast to conventional ameloblastoma, the strands of AFs show double or triple layer of cuboidal cells. Ameloblastoma, odontogenic myxoma, keratocystic odontogenic tumor and central giant fibrooma lesion should be considered in the differential diagnosis 39. Profile picture of the patient showing the asymmetry owing to the swelling Click here to view.

Ameloblastic fibroma – Wikipedia

In neoplastic cases, it may be labeled an ameloblastic fibrosarcoma in accord with the terminological distinction that reserves the word fibroma for benign tumors and assigns the word fibrosarcoma to malignant ones.

A survey of cases from the armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer. The epithelium-rich odontogenic fibroma shows a variable amount of inactive odontogenic epithelial islands 6whereas the ameloblastic fibroma presents islands and strings of neoplastic epithelial cells, as occurred in this case.

Unlike the strands in ameloblastoma, the strands in AF exhibit double or triple layer of cuboidal cells [ 23 ]. It is more common in the first and second decades of life, when odontogenesis is ongoing, than in later decades.