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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

May 2012
Volume 43 , Issue 5

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Asymptomatic ossifying fibroma of the mandible: A case presentation

Odette Engel Brügger, Dr Med Dent/Peter A. Reichart, Prof Dr Med Dent/ Peter Werder, Dr Med Dent/Hans Jörg Altermatt, Prof Dr Med/Michael M. Bornstein, PD Dr Med Dent

Pages: 381-385
PMID: 22536589

Ossifying fibromas are rare benign bone-related lesions of the jaw. Early diagnosis based on clinical, radiologic, and pathohistologic findings is essential, since undetected lesions may expand and cause considerable functional and cosmetic problems. The treatment of choice is purely surgical. Periodic clinical and radiologic follow-up should be scheduled, since recurrence is possible. The present article describes the diagnostic procedures, surgical management, and follow-up of an asymptomatic ossifying fibroma in the mandible of a 21-year-old man. (Quintessence Int 2012;43:381–385)

Key words: bone-related lesion, cone-beam computed tomography, enucleation, ossifying fibroma

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