An unusual case of gingival enlargement

peripheral odontogenic fibroma.

Rania Livada, Norman Fine, Kenneth Anderson, Jacob Shiloah

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Abstract

The peripheral odontogenic fibroma (POdF) is an uncommon gingival enlargement. It is a benign, unencapsulated exophytic gingival mass, which is composed of fibrous connective tissue associated with various amounts of calcifications and islands of odontogenic epithelium.The lesion is usually firm to palpation and non-tender, and it could be mistaken for other more common exophytic gingival lesions, such as peripheral ossifying fibroma, pyogenic granuloma, or peripheral giant cell granuloma. Therefore, a histopathologic examination is necessary for accurate diagnosis. This article presents a well-documented case of POdF and a review of the literature in regards to its diagnostic features, treatment modalities, and recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Volume34
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2013

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Fibroma
Ossifying Fibroma
Giant Cell Granuloma
Pyogenic Granuloma
Palpation
Connective Tissue
Epithelium
Recurrence

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An unusual case of gingival enlargement : peripheral odontogenic fibroma. / Livada, Rania; Fine, Norman; Anderson, Kenneth; Shiloah, Jacob.

In: Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995), Vol. 34, No. 9, 2013.

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