Ameloblastic odontome like cause of path eruption
deviation of maxillary canine.
The case of a girl aged 9 years with an odontome in
the left incisor-canine region of the maxillary is
presented. The diagnosis was casual, when a panoramic
radiograph was made for orthodontic propose.
The radiograph revealed that the eruption path of
left maxillary canine was moved to a distal and
superior position in the bone. It eruption was greatly
delayed, even after the surgical removal of the
tumour. The anatomopathological analysis showed
the presence of an ameloblastic odontome.
Finally, when the canine erupts, the orthodontic therapy
was performed in order to correct the overbite,
to align the arches and to obtain a good occlusion.
(Rev Esp Ortod. 2001;31(2):133-137)