National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 191--193

Ameloblastic fibroma or fibrosarcoma: A dilemma of oral surgeon

Nitin Verma, Neha 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India

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Government Dental Hostel for Girls, Near Petrol Pump, Batala Road, Amritsar, Punjab

Ameloblastic fibroma (AF) is an uncommon true mixed odontogenic tumor, with a relative frequency between 1.5% and 4.5% of all odontogenic tumors. It may behave either as a true neoplasm or as a hamartomatous proliferation of odontogenic epithelium of the enamel organ and odontogenic mesenchyme of the primitive dental pulp. Frequently diagnosed between the first and second decades of life with 75% of cases was diagnosed before the age of 20 and present with a well-defined unilocular or multilocular radiolucencies. A conservative approach, enucleation with curettage, and long-term follow-up are absolutely necessary for any recurrence or change to fibrosarcoma. We report a case of AF in a 10-year-old male patient who presented with a chief complaint of swelling in the right mandibular posterior region. Enucleation and curettage were done under general anesthesia, followed by immunohistochemical markers (Ki-67, Mib-1) to assess the sarcomatous changes and aggressiveness of the tumor.

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Verma N, Neha. Ameloblastic fibroma or fibrosarcoma: A dilemma of oral surgeon.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2016;7:191-193

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Verma N, Neha. Ameloblastic fibroma or fibrosarcoma: A dilemma of oral surgeon. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Jan 23 ];7:191-193
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