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Indian J Dent. 2016 Sep;7(3):141-143.

Peripheral ossifying fibroma: A rare case affecting maxillary region.

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1
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, People's Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
2
Department of Periodontics, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Focal gingival enlargements are a diverse group of lesions with almost similar clinical presentation but varied etiology and histopathology. The actual cause of peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) has been debated over many years. POFs are usually seen in childhood and younger ages. There is a slight female predilection. It is usually localized, rarely generalized. Usually, the treatment option is only surgical excision with minimal chances of recurrence. Here, we report a case of POF of the right maxillary posterior region with a review of literature.

KEYWORDS:

Epulis; focal overgrowths; gingival enlargements; ossification; peripheral ossifying fibroma

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