Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma | Definition , Etiology , Clinical features, Investigation, Differential diagnosis, Treatment
•Peripheral ossifying fibroma
is a relatively common reactive growth on the gingiva, with a characteristic histomorphological pattern.
•It is thought to derive fromthe periodontal ligament or the periosteum.
•The lesion occurs exclusively on the gingiva, and it is more common in children and young adults, with a female predilection
•It presents as a well-defined, firmm ass, sessile or pedunculated, usually covered by smooth normal epithelium
•The surface is frequently ulcerated due to mechanical trauma.
•The size varies from 0.5 cmto 2 cmin diameter.
•More than 50% of cases occur in the region of the incisors and canine teeth.
•peripheral odontogenic tumors.
Category: Dental, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery