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CASE REPORT

Peripheral Odontogenic Fibroma: A Rare Tumor mimicking a Gingival Reactive Lesion

Komal Khot, Swati Deshmane, Kriti Bagri-Manjrekar, Paresh Khot

Keywords : Fibroma, Pediatric, Peripheral odontogenic fibroma, Peripheral odontogenic tumor

Citation Information : Khot K, Deshmane S, Bagri-Manjrekar K, Khot P. Peripheral Odontogenic Fibroma: A Rare Tumor mimicking a Gingival Reactive Lesion. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017; 10 (1):103-106.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1416

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Gingival growths are one of the most frequently encountered lesions in the oral cavity. A plethora of lesions can be seen having similar clinical presentation, making diagnosis a dilemma. Peripheral odontogenic tumors are rare neoplasms to occur on gingiva, the most common among them being the peripheral odontogenic fibroma (POdF). The POdF is a benign, slow-growing, exophytic lesion. Although considered to have a recurrence potential after excision, the actual recurrence rate is not known due to paucity of reported cases. Presented here is a case of a rare neoplasm mimicking an inflammatory gingival lesion with review of the available literature.


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