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Diffuse peripheral odontogenic fibroma: report of 3 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1556666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since peripheral odontogenic fibroma (POF) is characteristically described as a solitary lesion and no diffuse POF had been reported in the literature, our cases should be considered as extremely unusual. Three diffuse cases of POF are described of which one case was seen in association with ocular and skin lesions. The question arises whether POF should be considered as a true odontogenic tumor rather than a diffuse hamartomatous lesion caused by uncontrolled induction of the gingiva. It is also possible that such lesions could be part of a yet undescribed syndrome.
A Weber; W F van Heerden; A J Ligthelm; E J Raubenheimer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0904-2512     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Pathol. Med.     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-01     Completed Date:  1992-05-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911934     Medline TA:  J Oral Pathol Med     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Gingival Hyperplasia / pathology
Gingival Neoplasms* / pathology
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary* / pathology
Odontogenic Tumors* / pathology

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