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Peripheral ossifying fibroma.
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PMID:  22337469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: The peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a common gingival growth usually arising from the interdental papilla. The anterior maxilla is the most common location of involvement. The etiology and pathogenesis of POF remains unknown. Some investigators consider it a neoplastic process, whereas others argue that it is a reactive process; in either case, the lesion is thought to arise from cells in the periodontal ligament. Trauma or local irritants, such as dental plaque, calculus, microorganisms, masticatory force, ill-fitting dentures, and poor quality restorations, have been implicated in the etiology of POF. The recommended treatment is the excisional biopsy; however, it can leave a defect if the procedure is not followed by a subepithelial connective tissue graft. The main objective of this article was to present a clinical case of excisional biopsy of a POF followed by a subepithelial connective tissue graft to correct the defect caused by the biopsy. The biopsy defect was satisfactorily repaired, and the lesion has not recurred after 6 years of follow-up.
Eloá R Luvizuto; Jorge B G Da Silva; Gisele C R Luvizuto; Flávia P Pereira; Eduardo F S Faco; Paulo Sedlacek; Wilson R Poi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e7-e10     Citation Subset:  D    
From the Department of Surgery and Integrated Clinic, Araçatuba Dental School, UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil.
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