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Other Names for this Disease
  • Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor
  • Ameloblastoma
  • AOT
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Adenoameloblastoma is a lesion that is often found in the upper jaw. Some consider it a non-cancerous tumor, others a hamartoma (tumor-like growth) or cyst.  Often, an early sign of the lesion is painless swelling. These tumors are rarely found outside of the jaw.[1]
Last updated: 11/9/2009


  1. Larsen P. Benign Epithelial Odontogenic Tumors. In: Cumming eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby, Inc; 2005;
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