Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

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

Familial gingival fibromatosis: A rare case report

Shweta Sharma1, Dhawal Goyal1, Gaurav Shah1, Amit Ray2 
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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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.

How to cite this article:
Sharma S, Goyal D, Shah G, Ray A. Familial gingival fibromatosis: A rare case report.Contemp Clin Dent 2012;3:63-66

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Sharma S, Goyal D, Shah G, Ray A. Familial gingival fibromatosis: A rare case report. Contemp Clin Dent [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Feb 28 ];3:63-66
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