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Central odontogenic fibroma. A report of two controversial cases illustrating diagnostic dilemmas.

Authors
  • Jones, G M
  • Eveson, J W
  • Shepherd, J P
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1989
Volume
27
Issue
5
Pages
406–411
Identifiers
PMID: 2804044
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two unusual cases of central odontogenic fibroma are described and used to illustrate differential diagnostic problems in this controversial group of lesions. The first case had a cystic lesion noted on routine radiography in the left ramus of the mandible. This particular case was unusual histologically as it showed in addition to typical areas of odontogenic fibroma a small inflamed cyst lined by epithelium containing many hyaline bodies. The second case presented with anaesthesia of the right lower lip and an enlarged chin prominence. The lesion was diagnosed as an odontogenic fibroma but with a somewhat unusual histological appearance in that there were abundant areas of osseous metaplasia throughout the lesion.

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