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Peripheral ameloblastic fibro-odontoma—Report of 2 cases of a very rare entity

Published:September 19, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oooo.2021.09.006
      Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is a rare benign mixed odontogenic tumor that affects children and young adults. AFO occurs mainly intraosseous. Extraosseous AFO is extremely rare. We report 2 cases of rare peripheral ameloblastic fibro-odontoma in 2- and 12-year-old female patients. Microscopic examination revealed a benign proliferation of odontogenic epithelium associated with a dentinoid material distributed within a cell-rich mesenchymal stroma resembling dental papilla. Simple surgical excision of the lesion is usually curative. There was no recurrence after a short period of follow-up. Clinicians should be cognizant of this rare entity, which can be considered in a differential diagnosis of gingival growths that are noted in early childhood.
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