Odontogenic Fibroma Associated with an Impacted ToothCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Reema Talat Ayesha,
Postgraduate, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Ramohalli Cross, Mysore Road, Raja Rajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore-560098, Karnataka, India.
Central Odontogenic Fibroma (COF) is an extremely rare benign tumour caused by proliferation of mature odontogenic mesenchyme that accounts for 0.1%-0.5% of all odontogenic tumours. It has a female predilection and often affects patients in between 2nd and 4th decade. Mandible is more commonly affected than maxilla. Clinically, it presents as a slow growing, asymptomatic, swelling which may cause expansion of cortical plates. Radiographically, it presents as a unilocular or multilocular radiolucency, with large lesions showing scalloped margins. Few cases show occurrence of calcification in the form of flecks and may be associated with an unerupted tooth. Histological appearance is characterized by presence of small inactive odontogenic islands in matrix of collagenous connective tissue with variable amounts of calcification. Typical conservative surgical intervention includes enucleation and curettage with good prognosis. Here we present a case of Odontogenic Fibroma in a 25-year-old female involving the maxilla.
Benign lesion, Calcification, Impacted tooth, Odontogenic fibroma, Pericoronal radiolucency
Reema Talat Ayesha, Balaji Pachipulusu, Poornima Govindraju, Sanjana Ravindra. ODONTOGENIC FIBROMA ASSOCIATED WITH AN IMPACTED TOOTH. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2018 Aug 15 ]; 12:ZD06-ZD08. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 03, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jan 31, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Mar 30, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018
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