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CASE REPORT

Idiopathic Gingival Fibromatosis

Prathibha Anand Nayak, Ullal Anand Nayak, Vishal Khandelwal, Nupur Ninave

Citation Information : Anand Nayak P, Anand Nayak U, Khandelwal V, Ninave N. Idiopathic Gingival Fibromatosis. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011; 4 (1):77-81.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1086

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-01-2011


Abstract

Idiopathic gingival fibromatosis is a rare heriditary condition characterized by slowly progressive, nonhemorrhagic, fibrous enlargement of maxillary and mandibular keratinized gingiva caused by increase in submucosal connective tissue elements. This case report gives an overview of gingival fibromatosis in a 11-year-old female patient who presented with generalized gingival enlargement. Based on the history and clinical examination, the diagnosis was made and the enlarged tissue was surgically removed. The patient was being regularly monitored clinically for improvement in her periodontal condition as well as for any recurrence of gingival overgrowth.


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