Slower growing tumor than the simple ameloblastoma and does not infiltrate between bone trabeculae
75% of ameloblastic fibromas are found in the posterior mandible in the area of a developing tooth. It is benign and expansile, growing as a pushing front rather than invading surrounding tissues
Radiographically: This lesion appears as a uniocular or bilocular radiolucency, most often in the posterior mandible. The radiographic appearance is identical to that of unicystic ameloblastoma, and both lesions should be differential diagnoses because they affect similar age groups and have similar clinical and radiographic appearances. Histologic examination differentiates the two.
Conservative resection is effective, but if incomplete, recurrence follows
Signs and symptoms
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