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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 375-378

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of maxilla showing sarcomatous change in an edentulous site with a history of tooth extraction following periodontitis: A case report with discussion


1 Department of Periodontology, Royal Dental College, Palakkad, Chalissery, Kerala, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
K. R. Biniraj
Department of Periodontology, Royal Dental College, Palakkad, Chalissery P.O, Kerala 679 536
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.134582

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare tumor of uncertain origin with variable biological behavior ranging from reactive lesions to highly aggressive malignancy. Oral IMTs are extremely rare and only 25 cases had been reported so far. A case of IMT with sarcomatous transformation in an extraction site with a history of tooth extraction following tooth mobility of an upper left molar tooth is presented here. The tooth was extracted following a complaint of gingival swelling and mobility of tooth. Though malignant transformation in IMTs had been documented in the extra oral sites, wide search of associated literature suggests, this is the first case of oral IMT showing malignant change associated with gingiva. The case report attempts to highlight the variant possibilities of tooth mobility other than periodontitis and the importance of assessing the primary cause of such conditions.


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