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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 273-275

Peripheral odontogenic fibroma: A case report and review


Department of Periodontics, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, Haryana, India

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C S Baiju
Department of Periodontics, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.85674

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Odontogenic tumors mainly occur as intraosseous growths but sometimes may present in a peripheral location on the gingiva where they are referred to as peripheral odontogenic tumors (POTs) which are a rare entity, the most common of them being the peripheral odontogenic fibroma that is an otherwise uncommon, slowly growing, benign odontogenic neoplasm of the periodontal soft tissues. In fact, peripheral odontogenic fibroma is the only POT that is more frequent than its central counterpart. Although considered to be with a potential to recur after excision, the actual recurrence rate is not known due to paucity of literature. This paper presents a case report along with review of the available literature and reinforces the importance of patient follow-up in addition to radiographic and histological examination of seemingly innocuous gingival exophytic lesions.


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