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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(4B), 4-6
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-4B-2
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Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumor in the Mandible: A Case Report

Kamaraj Loganathan1 and Bindu Vaithilingam2,

1Department Of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Penang International Dental College. P.Pinang, Malaysia

2Penang International Dental College, P.Pinang, Malaysia

Pub. Date: August 18, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES)

Cite this paper:
Kamaraj Loganathan and Bindu Vaithilingam. Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumor in the Mandible: A Case Report. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(4B):4-6. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-4B-2

Abstract

Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT) is a rare odontogenic tumor often misdiagnosed as odontogenic cyst. AOT is predominantly found in female patients, which usually arise in the second or third decade and is located more often in the maxilla than mandible and often associated with an unerupted permanent tooth. However, AOT frequently resembles other odontogenic lesions such as dentigerous cysts or ameloblastoma. Treatment is conservative and the prognosis is excellent. For illustration a rare case of an AOT in the mandible which is associated with an unerupted permanent canine is presented.

Keywords:
extra follicular adenomatoid odontogenic tumor AOT- Mandible

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