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

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

Definition
•Peripheral ossifying fibroma is a relatively common reactive growth on the gingiva, with a characteristic histomorphological pattern.
Etiology
•Unknown.
•It is thought to derive fromthe periodontal ligament or the periosteum.
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Peripheral ossifying fibroma.
Clinical features
•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 (Fig).
•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.
Laboratory tests
•Histopathological examination
Differential diagnosis
•Pyogenic granuloma,
•peripheral giant-cell
•granuloma, fibroma,
•peripheral odontogenic tumors.
•Surgical excision.

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