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Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumour: Case Report

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Author(s): Rashmi G | Harshavardhan S | Santosh Goje | Praveen Kumar M

Journal: Indian Journal of Dental Advancements
ISSN 2229-5038

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 67;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor | odontogenic tumor | pathology

ABSTRACT
Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour is a rare tumor comprising of 1% of all jaw tumors 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 adenomatoid odontogenic tumour in the mandible which was detected during routine examination for orthodontic treatment. The paper also provides a refresher for general dental practitioners about various diagnostic aspects of this tumor and highlights the controversies regarding its origin and management in light of recent findings.

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