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Avances en Odontoestomatología

versión On-line ISSN 2340-3152versión impresa ISSN 0213-1285


PEREZ ALVAREZ, D.; GONZALEZ SANCHEZ, M.A.; BERINI AYTES, L.  y  GAY ESCODA, C.. Peripheral ossifying fibroma: Report of three cases and review of the literature. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.4, pp.183-188. ISSN 2340-3152.

The peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a reactive gingival disorder known under the generic term of epulis and is widely considered to originate from the cells of the periodontal ligament. It manifests as a tumor of firm consistency, well circumscribed, pink or red and is usually located in the incisor-canine area of the maxilla, being uncommon occurrence in edentulous alveolar ridges. Appears without ages difference, with a higher incidence between the second and third decades of life, with a slight predilection for females. It is a soft tissue injury, which can sometimes be associated with a slight erosion of the underlying bone surface. We have reviewed 3 cases of POF involving 2 men and 1 woman aged between 39 and 73 years, presenting one of them in edentulous alveolar ridge. In two cases showed radiological slight erosion of the underlying bone and the third case showed diffuse intralesional radiopaque points. Treatment consisted on resection of the lesions and biopsy of them, two cases to be carried out by cold scalpel and a CO2 laser. One case presented three episodes of recurrence in the postoperative follow.

Palabras clave : Peripheral ossifying fibroma; epulis; extended resection.

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