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Pediatr Dent. 2001 May-Jun;23(3):253-4.

Delayed tooth eruption associated with an ameloblastic fibro-odontoma.

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Department of Stomatology, University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center Dental Branch, Houston, USA.


Delayed eruption of a single primary tooth is an uncommon event. Excluding a previous traumatic insult, the presence of a pericoronal odontogenic cyst or neoplasm is the primary cause for this abnormality. This case report describes the clinical and radiographic features of an ameloblastic fibro-odontoma in a young child, who presented with delayed eruption of the primary mandibular canine and prominent buccal expansion. A differential diagnosis for mixed, radiolucent and radiopaque lesions of the jaws will be discussed.

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