Ossifying Fibroma of the Maxilla: A Case Report and Literature Update

Ossifying Fibroma of the Maxilla: A Case Report and Literature Update

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Abdouldaim Ukwas
Division of Maxillofacial Diagnostic, Medical and Surgical Sciences, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London, UK


Ossifying fibroma is a rare benign fibro-osseous neoplasm of the jaw characterized by the replacement of normal bone tissue by a combination of fibrous tissue and newly formed calcified tissues of bone and/or cementum-like material. Lesions often manifest at the 2nd to 4th decades of life with a predominant female predilection. The tumor is usually slow-growing and asymptomatic but can cause notable expansion of the jawbones. Definitive diagnosis of OF can be challenging and usually requires careful clinical, radiographic and histologic assessments. Treatment commonly depends on the size, location and aggressiveness of tumor and can accordingly vary from enucleation and curettage to resection and bone grafting. The prognosis is generally good when the lesion is completely removed, but recurrence is possible in some circumstances. The aim of this article is to present a case report of a recurrent ossifying fibroma in a 28-year-old female patient and to provide an update of the literature.

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Case Report
Publication history
Received: Wed 11, Aug 2021
Accepted: Thu 26, Aug 2021
Published: Fri 10, Sep 2021
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DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.09.08