Peripheral ossifying fibroma: A case report

Rohit Ranjan, Samriti Katoch, Saha Jamil, P Student
International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology   unpublished
Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a reactive overgrowth occurring frequently in anterior maxilla originating from connective tissue or periodontal ligament. They are firm, nodular, slow growing, spherical tumors. POF, one of the most common gingival lesions, has a recurrence rate of nearly 20%. To minimize the reappearance of this lesion it must be completely excised. A 57 year old female presented with a firm, sessile, painless, broad based, gingival mass approximately 2x2 cms between
more » ... lary central and lateral incisors with a history of trauma on left maxillary central incisor 5-6 months back. It was excised conservatively by removing the free gingival margin and surrounding tissue. Histopathological diagnosis showed stratified squamous epithelium with underlying stroma showing dense interlacing collagen fibers, spindle shaped fibroblasts and areas of dystrophic calcification suggestive of Peripheral ossifying fibroma.