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Peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma of maxilla

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Author(s): Chatterjee Anirban | Ajmera Neha | Singh Amit

Journal: Journal of the Indian Society of Periodontology
ISSN 0972-124X

Volume: 14;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 186;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Fibroma | gingival overgrowth | peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma

ABSTRACT
Peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma is a reactive gingival overgrowth occurring frequently in anterior maxilla. It is a slow-growing benign tumor which may lead to pathologic migration and other periodontal problems, so it should be excised as soon as possible. The recurrence rate of peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma is reported to be 8% to 20%, so a close postoperative follow-up is required. Herein, we are reporting a similar case of peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma in the maxillary anterior region.
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