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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 723-728

Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor: “Quiet but not Quiet” – A rare case report


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS), Nitte University (Deemed to be University), Deralakatte, Mangalore, India
2 Department of Periodontics, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS), Nitte University (Deemed to be University), Deralakatte, Mangalore, India, India
3 Undergraduate Dental Intern, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS), Nitte Deemed to be University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Soumi Samuel
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS), Nitte University (Deemed to be University), Deralakatte - 575 018, Mangaluru
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_40_21

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The adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT) is a hamartomatous benign neoplasia of odontogenic origin. It appears to be, mostly prevalent in young female patients, mostly during the second decade of life. The maxillary region is most affected when compared to the mandible. Its presentation is slow-growing, asymptomatic, and quiet but not quite a lesion. It is related to canines which are unerupted. Here, we report a case of the AOT in the left maxillary region of a female patient aged 13 years. We approached with a surgical enucleation resulting in an excellent outcome.


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