Ameloblastic fibroma: a stage in the development of a hamartomatous odontoma or a true neoplasm? Critical analysis of 162 previously reported cases plus 10 new cases.

@article{Buchner2013AmeloblasticFA,
  title={Ameloblastic fibroma: a stage in the development of a hamartomatous odontoma or a true neoplasm? Critical analysis of 162 previously reported cases plus 10 new cases.},
  author={Amos Buchner and Marilena Vered},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={116 5},
  pages={598-606}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze neoplastic and hamartomatous variants of ameloblastic fibromas (AFs). STUDY DESIGN Analysis of 172 cases (162 previously reported, 10 new). RESULTS AF emerged as a lesion primarily of children and adolescents (mean age, 14.9 years), with about 80% diagnosed when odontogenesis is completed (age, < 22 years). Around 28% of all AFs were small and asymptomatic, and 72% exhibited moderate-to-severe bone expansion. CONCLUSIONS There are 2 variants of AF: neoplastic and… CONTINUE READING

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