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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 73-76
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of anterior maxillary gingiva: An unusual clinical presentation


1 Department of Dentistry, Division of Periodontics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, Punjab, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Dentistry (Craniomaxillofacial Surgery), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
4 Department of Dentistry, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Lata Goyal
Department of Dentistry, Division of Periodontics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_338_20

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare benign neoplasm with variable clinical presentation. We hereby present a case of a 27-year-old female who presented to us with an unsuspecting gingival overgrowth in her anterior gingiva. This article aims to describe IMT as a rare intraoral entity which may involve the anterior maxillary gingiva, involving or sparing the underlying bone, as only a handful of such cases have been reported so far. Surgical excision is the mainstay of treatment. Biopsy and histopathological examination of even the smallest lesions is a must. Timely diagnosis and intervention can prevent severe morbidity that can arise if these lesions are left undiagnosed as aggressive management of lesions that become extensive is mandatory.


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