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A rare massive exophytic gingival growth

Suvy Manuel, Surej L.K. Kumar, Bindu J. Nair
  • Suvy Manuel
    Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PMS College of Dental Science, Kerala, India | manuelsuvy@yahoo.com
  • Surej L.K. Kumar
    Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PMS College of Dental Science, Kerala, India
  • Bindu J. Nair
    Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, PMS College of Dental Science, Kerala, India

Abstract

Oral surgeons ought to be aware of variety of lesions that can present as focal exophytic gingival overgrowths. Most gingival lesions arise due to local irritating factors. The case presented share dramatic clinical pictures and findings of a long-standing fibrous gingival lesion. A massive growth of 6¥7 cm in size and 5 years duration from the maxillary left posterior gingival region in a 64-year-old female causing severe facial disfigurement is presented. Lesion was characterized by the central core of woven bone formation. The article discusses on the clinical findings of peripheral ossifying fibroma and stresses on the unrestricted growth potential of this interesting lesion.

Keywords

exophytic gingival growth, peripheral ossifying fibroma, massive gingival lesions, growth potential.

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Published: 2012-03-05 19:03:13
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