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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 752-756

Peripheral ossifying fibroma - A case series

1 Professor, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, India
2 Reader, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, India

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Professor, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur
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Peripheral ossifying Fibroma (POF) is a non-neoplastic enlargement of the gingiva that is classified as a reactive hyperplastic inflammatory lesion. POF is typically a solitary, slowly growing nodular mass that is either pedunculated or sessile. It is possible to misdiagnose peripheral ossifying fibroma as pyogenic granuloma, peripheral giant cell granuloma, or odontogenic tumors. Therefore, histopathological examination along with the clinical findings is essential for an accurate diagnosis of such lesions. Differential diagnosis is important, because POF has a tendency to recur with a recurrence rate of nearly 20%. This common solitary gingival growth is managed by excisional biopsy. Objective of the present report is to describe 3 cases of peripheral ossifying fibroma, which were followed for one and half years with signs of recurrence in one case, thereby emphasizing the importance of proper excision and aggressive curettage of the adjacent tissues for prevention of recurrence.

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