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CASE REPORT

Four Cases of Ossifying Fibromas: A Rural Medical College Hospital Experience

Sudhir Naik

Keywords : Ossifying fibroma fibrous dysplasia,lateral maxillectomy

Citation Information : Naik S. Four Cases of Ossifying Fibromas: A Rural Medical College Hospital Experience. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2010; 3 (2):101-102.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1037

Published Online: 01-08-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

Ossifying fibroma is an uncommon tumor of the craniofacial skeleton presenting in several variant histopathological subtypes. Ossifying fibroma is a benign fibro-osseous lesion that commonly involves the maxilla.1 Ossifying fibromas occur predominantly in women, frequently during the 3rd and 4th decades of life.1 The overlapping clinical and histopathological features of these subtypes have led to diagnostic dilemma and confusion.1 Complete excision of this tumor has become a necessity since it is notorious for recurrence.1

Aims

To study and compare the clinical profiles of various types of ossifying fibroma and also the surgical approaches to the tumor. To discuss the diagnostic difficulties and controversies associated with the tumor.

Setting

Medical college referral hospital.

Design

Case reports of 4 patients presenting to our medical college OPD.

Methods

Planned surgical excision based on criteria.

Results

Four cases of different types of ossifying fibroma were successfully treated by various surgical approaches. 42 papers related to diagnostic and treatment aspects of ossifying fibroma were studied.

Conclusion

The diagnostic dilemma of ossifying fibroma can be overcome with a combination of clinical, radiological and pathological criteria. Complete surgical excision of the tumor is possible when surgery is based on preplanned criteria. Combination of 2 or more surgical approaches may be necessary in many cases in order to ensure complete clearance and prevent recurrence of the tumor.


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