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Zahnheilkunde 17. Juni 2015

Case report of an unusual evolution of peripheral ossifying fibroma

Peripheral ossifying fibroma is a reactive, non-neoplastic tumor-like growth of soft tissue often arising from the interdental papilla. It is one of the commonly encountered growths in the oral cavity and has been described in the literature as having unicentric/multicentric or non-ulcerated/ulcerated variants. It is believed to arise from gingival fibers or the periodontal ligament as a hyperplastic growth of tissue, which is still debatable. Here, we report and discuss the relevant clinicopathological features and differential diagnosis of a curious case of peripheral ossifying fibroma in which the ossified component consolidated over a period and extruded from the superior surface of the growth.

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