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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 63-66

Familial gingival fibromatosis: A rare case report

1 Department of Oral Surgery, Rajasthan Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Oral Surgery, Guru Nanak Dev Dental College, Shodpur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.95108

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Hereditary gingival fibromatosis is a rare condition that can occur as an isolated disease or as part of a syndrome or chromosomal abnormality. In severe cases, the gingival enlargement may cover the crowns of teeth and cause severe functional and aesthetic concerns. Here, we present a case of an 8-year-old girl with severe enlargement of gums in maxilla and mandible. Both deciduous and permanent teeth were not erupted in the oral cavity at all. Mutation in the Son-of-Sevenless (SOS-1) gene has been associated with the disease. The diagnosis was made based on clinical examination and family history. Surgical removal of the hyperplastic tissue was performed under general anesthesia.

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