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The Non-ossifying Fibroma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23008139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The non-ossifying fibroma (NOF) is a benign, non-neoplastic lesion most commonly seen in the metaphyses of the long bones in children. While rare, the NOF has been reported in the mandible. The NOF in the extra-gnathic skeleton has a characteristic radiographic appearance, is typically asymptomatic and has a variable histologic make-up. Correlation of the radiographic appearance, clinical presentation and histopathology allows for differentiation of the NOF from odontogenic and non-odontogenic cysts and tumors. We report a new case of this interesting entity and review the radiographic, clinical and histologic features of the gnathic NOF reported in the literature. A thorough search of the English language literature returned a total of 19 cases of NOF involving the gnathic bones.
Authors:
Leah M Bowers; Donald M Cohen; Indraneel Bhattacharyya; James C Pettigrew; Mary F Stavropoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head and neck pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1936-0568     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck Pathol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101304010     Medline TA:  Head Neck Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, lbowers@dental.ufl.edu.
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