odontogenic fibroma


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odontogenic fibroma

[ō¦dänt·ə¦jen·ik fī′brō·mə]
(medicine)
A benign tumor originating in the mesenchymal derivatives of the tooth germ.
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Er:Yag laser assisted treatment of central odontogenic fibroma of the mandible.
The peripheral odontogenic fibroma: An attempt at clarification.
Central odontogenic fibroma: a case report with long term follow-up: Head Face Med [serial online].
Clinically, peripheral odontogenic fibroma (POF) forms a firm gingival mass that resembles a common fibrous epulis.
Histological examination revealed absence of any atypia or increased mitotic activity excluded malignancy, while the absence of osteoid formation and the prominent collagenization, helped distinguish the lesion from non-ossifying fibroma or odontogenic fibroma. Intraosseous odontogenic or ameloblastic fibroma was also excluded.
The peripheral odontogenic fibroma an attempt at clarification.
In 1980, Gardner described odontogenic fibroma and classified it into three different related lesions namely (1) the hyperplastic dental follicle, (2) a fibrous neoplasm with varying collagenous fibrous connective containing nests of odontogenic epithelium (CODF simple type) and (3) a more complicated lesion with features of dysplastic dentin or cementum like tissue with varying amounts of odontogenic epithelium (WHO type) which was later designated as CODF WHO type.
Differential diagnosis includes peripheral giant cell granuloma, pyogenic granuloma, fibroma and peripheral odontogenic fibroma, peripheral cementifying fibroma, peripheral cemento- ossifying fibroma.
(9) The term Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma is usually confused with Peripheral Odontogenic Fibroma, which is the rare peripheral counterpart of central odontogenic fibroma.
Peripheral odontogenic fibroma. J Cranio Max Facial Surg 1989; 17: 134-138.