Fibroma | Definition , Etiology , Clinical features, Investigation, Differential diagnosis, Treatment

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Fibroma  | Definition , Etiology , Clinical features, Investigation, Differential diagnosis, Treatment

Definition
Fibroma is the most common benign tumor of the oral cavity, and originates fromthe connective tissue.
Etiology
•It is a reactive, rather fibrous hyperplasia in response to local irritation or trauma, than a true neoplasm.
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Fibroma of the palate
Clinical features
•The lesion typically presents as an asymptomatic, well-defined, firm, sessile or pedunculated tumor with a smooth surface of normal epithelium (Fig. ).
•The size usually ranges from 0.5 cm to 1.5 cm in diameter.
Fibroma often occurs on the buccal mucosa, gingiva, labial mucosa, and tongue.
•It is more common between 40 and 60 years of age in both sexes.
Laboratory tests
•Histopathological examination.
Differential diagnosis
•Neurofibroma,
•peripheral ossifying fibroma,
•lipoma,
•myxoma,
•schwannoma,
•pleomorphic adenoma.
•Surgical removal.

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Category: Dental, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery

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