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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 220-224
Multicentric variant of peripheral ossifying fibroma


1 Consultant, Periodontist Donnybrook Dental Surgery, 116, Southwest hwy, Donnybrook, Western Australia 6239
2 Department of Periodontics, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India
4 Department of Periodontics, Farooqia Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Archana R Naik
Department of Periodontics, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.135928

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Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a solitary over growth of the gingiva known to arise from the cells of the periodontal ligament. The lesions usually start as a painless overgrowth of the interdental papilla unless associated with trauma and gradually involve the other counter parts of the gingiva. The lesion is more considered to be an inflammatory or reactive process rather than to be neoplastic. Here, the authors present a unique case of multiple POF in a young male adult aged 24 years where surgical excision was carried out quadrant wise. The biopsy specimen from multiple sites revealed similar histopathologic features consistent with POF, but also with the multicentric presentation of POF, which is a unique phenomenon. Multicentric variant of POF is indeed a rare case being only the second case so far which has been documented. Management of such case needs a multidisciplinary approach to prevent the recurrence along with regular long time follow-up.


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