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ORIGINAL RESEARCH  
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-61
Mineralized components and their interpretation in the histogenesis of peripheral ossifying fibroma


Department of Oral Pathology, I.T.S Dental College & Research Centre, New Delhi-Meerut Road, India

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Date of Submission23-Nov-2009
Date of Decision28-Jul-2010
Date of Acceptance10-Nov-2010
Date of Web Publication25-Apr-2011
 

   Abstract 

Background: Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a lesion of gingival tissue that predominantly affects women and is usually located in maxilla, anterior to molars. The definitive diagnosis is established by histopathological examination, which reveals the presence of cellular connective tissue with focal calcifications.
Objective: This study hypothesizes the histogenesis of POF by analyzing the diverse spectrum of mineralized components with a polarizing microscope.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was undertaken which involved a detailed review of clinical, radiographic and histopathological features of 22 cases of POF, retrieved from departmental archives. These cases were subsequently stained with a histochemical stain (van Gieson) and observed under a polarizing microscope.
Results: The study revealed that the most common age of occurrence was in second and third decades with a strong female predilection (73%), Interdental papilla of the maxillary anterior region was the most commonly afflicted site. About 90% cases showed no radiographic features.Histopathological examination showed that 73% cases consisted of a fibrocellular connective tissue stroma surrounding the mineralized masses. 50% mineralized masses comprised of woven bone, 18% showed combination of lamellar bone and cellular cementum, 18% showed only cementum (cellular and acellular), and remaining 13.6% exhibited a mixture of woven and lamellar bone under polarizing microscope.
Conclusion: The study supports the theory that POF develops from cells of periodontal ligament (PDL)/periosteum as undifferentiated mesenchymal cells having an inherent proliferative potential to form bone or cementum, whose nature can be confirmed by polarizing microscope.

Keywords: Histogenesis, mineralized masses, polarizing microscopy

How to cite this article:
Shetty DC, Urs AB, Ahuja P, Sahu A, Manchanda A, Sirohi Y. Mineralized components and their interpretation in the histogenesis of peripheral ossifying fibroma. Indian J Dent Res 2011;22:56-61

How to cite this URL:
Shetty DC, Urs AB, Ahuja P, Sahu A, Manchanda A, Sirohi Y. Mineralized components and their interpretation in the histogenesis of peripheral ossifying fibroma. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2014 Oct 31];22:56-61. Available from: http://www.ijdr.in/text.asp?2011/22/1/56/79976

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Devi Charan Shetty
Department of Oral Pathology, I.T.S Dental College & Research Centre, New Delhi-Meerut Road
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.79976

PMID: 21525678

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