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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-94

Clinical and histopathological study of four diverse cases of peripheral ossifying fibroma: A case series

Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Nishat Sultan
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi - 110 025
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DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_18_18

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Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is an inflammatory reactive hyperplasia of gingiva. It presents as a diverse lesion with respect to the size, site, gender, age of incidence, clinical appearance, histological, and radiographic presentations. Here, we present a case series of four cases of POF. All the four cases show the clinical, histological, and radiographic diversity of POF posing a diagnostic dilemma. Local excisional biopsy was performed in all the four cases, and the specimens were subjected to histopathological examination which revealed Case 1 to be peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma, whereas, Case 2, 3, and 4 came out to be POF. Clinically, it becomes difficult to differentiate between the various reactive lesions of the gingiva. This emphasizes upon the role of biopsy for all such lesions. All the local etiological factors should be completely removed, and patients must be put on regular follow-up for evaluation of any recurrences.

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