Odontogenic Fibroma of the Maxilla - An Atypical Presentation


Odontogenic fibroma (OF) is considered an unusual, benign mesenchymal neoplasm and one of the most little-understood lesions amongst all odontogenic neoplasms. The incidence rate of the tumor is from 0% to 5.5%. WHO classified them into intraosseous or central and extraosseous or peripheral variants. It chiefly consists of fibroblastic tissue with an inconsistent amount of inactive appearing odontogenic epithelium. The lesion has a slow growth along with cortical expansion with equal predilection in the anterior maxilla and posterior mandible. Radiologically, multilocular radiolucency is the most frequent finding with few cases being associated with root resorption or displacement. Microscopically, mature collagen fibers and numerous fibroblasts along with odontogenic epithelial islands are characteristically found. Central Odontogenic Fibroma responds well to surgical enucleation with no tendency for malignancy or recurrence. Here we report a rare case report of an 18 yr old male patient with Odontogenic fibroma of the posterior maxilla.

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@inproceedings{Kabiraj2016OdontogenicFO, title={Odontogenic Fibroma of the Maxilla - An Atypical Presentation}, author={Arpita Kabiraj and Anil Kumar Singh and Tanya Khaitan and Amrita Jaiswal}, booktitle={Iranian journal of pathology}, year={2016} }