Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81--83

A rare case of peripheral ossifying fibroma in an infant


Khushboo Singh1, Shikha Gupta1, Itrat Hussain2, Jeyaseelan Augustine3, Sujoy Ghosh1, Sunita Gupta1 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shikha Gupta
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi - 110 002
India

Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) associated with natal/neonatal teeth is extremely rare. In general, POF occurs as a soft-tissue gingival nodule occurring in young adults. We report an unusual and a rare case in a 5-month-old male child who had two, localized, soft-tissue growth over the mandibular anterior alveolar ridge. History revealed the presence of natal teeth in the same mandibular anterior region, which exfoliated at the age of 2 months. Intraoral periapical radiograph showed soft tissue density with evidence of calcifications that also corroborated with the histopathological finding of masses of mineralized areas. Excision of the lesions followed by histopathological examination proved the final diagnosis of POF. Inspite of being a benign reactive lesion, a high recurrence rate has been reported. Such lesions require long-term follow-up subsequent to excision with histopathological examination due to a high recurrence rate.


How to cite this article:
Singh K, Gupta S, Hussain I, Augustine J, Ghosh S, Gupta S. A rare case of peripheral ossifying fibroma in an infant.Contemp Clin Dent 2021;12:81-83


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Singh K, Gupta S, Hussain I, Augustine J, Ghosh S, Gupta S. A rare case of peripheral ossifying fibroma in an infant. Contemp Clin Dent [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];12:81-83
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