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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-74
Multifocal peripheral odontogenic fibroma

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, M. M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, India

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Sangeeta Palaskar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, M. M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, M. M. University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.44582

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A 35-year-old woman was presented with diffuse, sessile, firm, and exophytic lesions in molar premolar region in both the jaws. The patient had poor oral hygiene, with grade I mobility of first molars in both the jaws. Orthopantamograph showed horizontal bone loss in relation to the same. A clinical diagnosis of hyperplastic gingivitis was made. Incisional biopsies followed by microscopic examination revealed a pattern of peripheral odontogenic fibroma (WHO type). Peripheral odontogenic fibroma (POdF) is characteristically described as a solitary neoplasm, and very few cases of diffuse peripheral odontogenic fibroma have been reported in literature. Despite the rarity of POdF presenting as a diffuse lesion, the lesion should be included as a possible differential diagnosis of diffuse single or multiple gingival lesions.

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