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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

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

February 2010
Volume 41 , Issue 2

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Hereditary Gingival Fibromatosis: A Report Of Four Cases In The Same Family

Rafael Linard Avelar, DDS/Gustavo José de Luna Campos, DDS/Paulo Germano de Carvalho Bezerra Falcăo, DDS/Fábio Andrey da Costa Araújo, DDS/Ricardo Wathson Feitosa de Carvalho, DDS/ Emanuel Sávio de Souza Andrade, PhD

Pages: 99–102
PMID: 20165741

Hereditary gingival fibromatosis is characterized by a slow, progressive increase in the gingival tissue that develops as either an isolated disorder or as part of the clinical characteristics of diverse syndromes. The present case report describes a Brazilian family with individuals from three generations affected. The proposed treatment was maxillary and mandibular gingivectomy with 12 months of monitoring. (Quintessence Int 2010;41:99–102)

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