Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is a rare benign odontogenic neoplasm that affects the maxillary bones. It possesses both an epithelial and ectomesenchymal component, for which it was previously included in the classification of mixed odontogenic tumors. The AFO is currently not included in the latest classification of odontogenic and maxillofacial bone tumors, and is considered a developing odontoma. Clinically, it predominantly manifests in the mandible, in frequent association with the lack of eruption of a tooth. In this article, the authors present a case of a 6 year old boy with the query of an unerupted primary mandibular tooth. Both the clinical examination and the subsequent investigation confirmed the diagnostic hypothesis of an AFO with subsequent impaction of the primary left mandibular second molar, which was displaced against the base of the mandible, and the tooth germ for the left mandibular second premolar positionedover the crown of the retained tooth.
KEY WORDS: odontogenic tumors, odontoma, ameloblastic Fibro-odontoma, Unerupted Tooth.
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FIGUEROA, C. L.; LAPORTE, W. P.; RAMÍREZ, V. D. & SLATER, M. J. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma: review of the literature regarding a case. Int. J. Odontostomat., 17(4):409-413, 2023.