PERIPHERAL OSSIFYING FIBROMA: TWO CASE REPORTS AND LITERATURE REVIEW
Dr. Suchetha Aghanashini, *Dr. Swati George, Dr. Dharani, Dr. Apoorva Sokke Mallikarjunappa, Dr. Sapna Nadiger and Dr. Divya Bhat
Localized growths in the gingiva are often considered to be reactive rather than neoplastic. Most of these lesions are difficult to be clinically identified or identified only on the basis of typical and consistent histomorphology. Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is one such inflammatory reactive hyperplasia occuring in the gingiva. It represents a separate clinical entity rather than a transitional form of pyogenic granuloma with unique clinical features and an array of histopathological features. This article describes two clinical cases of excision of peripheral ossifying fibroma by different surgical techniques occuring in the anterior mandibular region showing significant growth.
Keywords: Peripheral ossifying fibroma, Calcifications, gingival hyperplasia, ossifying fibroma.
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