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Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor of the mandible: review of the literature and report of a rare case

Author(s): Handschel Jörg | Depprich Rita | Zimmermann André | Braunstein Stefan | Kübler Norbert

Journal: Head & Face Medicine
ISSN 1746-160X

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: adenomatoid odontogenic tumor | review

Abstract Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT) is a rare odontogenic tumor which is often misdiagnosed as odontogenic cyst. To acquire additional information about AOT, all reports regarding AOT and cited in "pubmed" since 1990 onward were reviewed. AOT accounts for about 1% until 9% of all odontogenic tumors. It is predominantly found in young and female patients, located more often in the maxilla in most cases associated with an uneruppted permanent tooth. For radiological diagnose the intraoral periapical radiograph seems to be more useful than panoramic. However, AOT frequently resemble other odontogenic lesions such as dentigerous cysts or ameloblastoma. Immunohistochemically AOT is characterized by positive reactions with certain cytokeratins. Treatment is conservative and the prognosis is excellent. For illustration a rare case of an AOT in the mandible is presented.

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