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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(6C), 10-13
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6C-3
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Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma of Maxillary Gingiva: A Case Report

Maj Saravanan SP1, , Col A K Shreehari2, Lt Col Sangeeta Singh3 and Dinesh Kumar Sethurathinam4

1Resident (Periodontology), Div of Periodontology, AFMC Pune

2Associate Professor & Head of Division, Div of Periodontology, AFMC Pune

3Assistant Professor, Div of Periodontology, AFMC Pune

4Resident (Pathology), Department of Pathology, AFMC Pune

Pub. Date: December 21, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Journal of advanced multidisciplinary dental research)

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Maj Saravanan SP, Col A K Shreehari, Lt Col Sangeeta Singh and Dinesh Kumar Sethurathinam. Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma of Maxillary Gingiva: A Case Report. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(6C):10-13. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6C-3


The peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a non-neoplastic reactive gingival overgrowth occurring frequently in the anterior maxilla region. Mostly it is seen as an asymptomatic swelling predominantly in female patients and is rarely encountered in postmenopausal years. Because of the dilemma in diagnosing the lesion solely on clinical basis it is always emphasized that the definitive diagnosis can be made only by histopathological examination. Further a proper treatment protocol with close postoperative follow-up is necessary in such cases as they carry a high recurrence rate. The present case report describes a female patient, in her post menopausal age with a diagnosis of POF which was surgically excised from the anterior maxillary region.

peripheral ossifying fibroma pyogenic granuloma gingival overgrowth

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