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Management of idiopathic gingival fibromatosis: report of a case and literature review.
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PMID:  22104713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Gingival hyperplasia is a rare condition and is of importance for cosmetic and mechanical reasons. Idiopathic gingival fibromatosis, a benign, slow-growing proliferation of the gingival tissues, is genetically heterogeneous. The enlargement is most intense during the eruption of the primary and permanent teeth, and minimal or nondetectable growth is observed in adults. The genetic aspect, clinical feature, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and treatment aspects are reviewed. The purpose of this paper was to report a case of idiopathic gingival fibromatosis in a 13-year-old female who had a negative family history for a similar type of gingival enlargement. The diagnosis was established through history, clinical examination, and histopathology using both hematoxylin and eosin and Van Giesen stain (a special stain for collagen). Surgical treatment, which included both gingivectomy and gingivoplasty, was carried out. The case showed remarkable esthetic and functional improvement. The patient returned after a year and showed no recurrence.
B K Ramnarayan; Krishna Sowmya; J Rema
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dentistry     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0164-1263     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dent     Publication Date:    2011 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909102     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dent     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Assistant professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Shavige Malleswara Hills, Bangalore, Karnataka, India;, Email:
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