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Ameloblastic Fibrodentinoma: Report of a Rare Case

Jahanshah Salehinejad, Adineh Javadian Langaroodi, Reza Shahakbari, Neda Yazdani

Citation Information : Salehinejad J, Langaroodi AJ, Shahakbari R, Yazdani N. Ameloblastic Fibrodentinoma: Report of a Rare Case. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14 (3):548-551.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1360

Published Online: 01-10-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



This is to report a rare case of ameloblastic fibrodentinoma (AFD), including detailed history, histopathologic as well as radiographic findings. Her condition, a mixed odontogenic tumor, has rarely been reported in publications. We also included the gist of theories put forward regarding the histogenesis of this lesion.


AFD is a rare and controversial entity; it boasts a variety of classifications and terminology based on its unique biological nature as well as histopathological features.

Case description

The patient was a 13-year-old girl with a chief complaint of central unerupted tooth on the left mandible. Cone beam computed tomographic images revealed a mixed pericoronal and multilocular lesion surrounding the crown of the aforementioned tooth, displacing it apically to a large extent.


It is important to differentiate AFD from other benign mixed odontogenic tumors with similar radiographic appearance because of different therapeutic approaches in some of these tumors.

Clinical significance

From the clinical point of view, it is of paramount significance for dental practitioners to assess any delayed tooth eruption (more than 6 months and in comparison with its counterpart on the opposite side) radiographically to ascertain or rule out any such similar lesions.

How to cite this article

Salehinejad J, Langaroodi AJ, Shahakbari R, Yazdani N. Ameloblastic Fibrodentinoma: Report of a Rare Case. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013;14(3):548-551.

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