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ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2018, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part B

Unusual case of multicentric peripheral ossifying fibroma: A rare finding

AUTHOR(S): Anuradha Sharma, Neetu Tank, Ankit Gaur, Ravinder Narwal and Manish Kumar
ABSTRACT:Intraoral ossifying fibromas have been described in the literature since the late 1920s. Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a common solitary gingival overgrowth thought to arise from the gingiva, periosteum and periodontal ligament. It is considered as a benign overgrowth of gingiva. Because it is possible to misdiagnose POF as pyogenic granuloma, peripheral giant cell granuloma, or odontogenic tumours, histopathological examination is, therefore, essential for accurate diagnosis, and differential diagnosis. POF has a tendency to recur, thus, accurate diagnosis is critical. This paper presents an unusual case of multicentric peripheral ossifying fibroma in a 12-year-old male involving left upper and lower posterior region gingiva (extending from 1st premolar to 2nd molar region including both buccal and lingual gingival) along with the clinical, histopathologic, and radiographic features and treatment details. Postoperative follow up did not show any signs of recurrence. A rare appearance of this lesion extending posteriorly to the molar and simultaneously involving both upper and lower jaw makes it unusual.
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How to cite this article:
Anuradha Sharma, Neetu Tank, Ankit Gaur, Ravinder Narwal and Manish Kumar. Unusual case of multicentric peripheral ossifying fibroma: A rare finding. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2018; 4(3): 92-95.
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