Peripheral ossifying fibroma/ossifying fibrous epulis

Zain, R.B. and Janakarajah, N. (1988) Peripheral ossifying fibroma/ossifying fibrous epulis. Dental Journal of Malaysia, 10 (1). pp. 17-19. ISSN 0126-8023,


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This is a case report of a reactive lesion which occurs only in the gingiva. This lesion is of a long duration causing erosion of the superficial bone. Histologically it is similar to other epulides of the gingiva but in addition contains ossified tissue. The lesion's confusing terminology is being discussed in view of its understanding to an American-trained or a British-trained surgeon. A review of literature showed a recurrence rate of 7-20 thus making it mandatory for a close follow-up of the patient.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Case Report; Fibroma; Gingival Neoplasms; Human; Male; Middle Age; Osteoma
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Oral surger
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine & Periodontology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rosnah Mohd Zain
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 08:51
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 02:28

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