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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73-79

Ossifying fibroma of maxilla in a male child: Report of a case and review of the literature

1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow, India

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Ossifying fibroma is a rare benign fibro-osseous neoplasm of the jaw characterized by substitution of normal bone by fibrous tissues and newly formed calcified products such as bone, cementum or both. It is a well-demarcated lesion that differentiates it from fibrous dysplasia. This case report describes a rare case of ossifying fibroma arising in the maxilla of an 11-year-old child treated with enucleation. The clinical, radiographical, surgical and histological findings are presented. Controversies regarding the terminology and classification along with the differential diagnosis are discussed and a review is provided of the literature on the subject.

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