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Vol. 71, No. 4
ISSN: 1488-2159
April 2005


Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumour: Review and Case Report


• Puneet Batra, BDS, MDS, MOrth RCS(Edinburgh), DNB, PGDHM, PGDMLS •
• Shyam Prasad, BDS, MDS, PGDMLS •
• Hari Parkash, MDS •

A b s t r a c t

Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour is a benign (hamartomatous), noninvasive lesion with slow but progressive growth. The 3 variants — follicular, extrafollicular and peripheral — present with identical histological findings. This report describes a patient with a large adenomatoid odontogenic tumour in the mandible, with the involved mandibular canine being pushed to the contralateral side. The paper also provides a refresher for general dental practitioners about various diagnostic aspects of this tumour and highlights the controversies regarding its origin and management in light of recent findings.


MeSH Key Words: case report; mandibular neoplasms/pathology; odontogenic tumors/pathology
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