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Journal of Dental Specialities

Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma: A rare case report

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Author Details: Razeena Salam, Jagadish Pai, Anish Varkey, Amit Walvekar

Volume : 5

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 169

Article End Page : 171


Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a type of non-neoplastic gingival enlargement which shows areas of calcification or ossification. It is reactive lesion which usually arises from interdental gingiva and mostly in the anterior maxillary region. It is most commonly seen in females of second decade. The etiology can be secondary to trauma or any other local irritating factors. Differential diagnosis of POF includes pyogenic granuloma and peripheral giant cell granuloma. Careful diagnosis of peripheral ossifying fibroma is important to avoid unnecessary aggressive therapy. The definitive diagnosis is done by using histopathological examination. A conservative surgical treatment which includes the excision of lesion provides an excellent prognosis. A rare case of a 21 year old female patient with peripheral ossifying fibroma in lower front tooth region of the mouth is presented here.

Keywords: Gingival enlargement, Differential diagnosis, Peripheral ossifying fibroma, Pyogenic granuloma, Peripheral giant cell granuloma, Prognosis