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International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry


Gingival growths are one of the most frequently encountered lesions in the oral cavity. A plethora of lesions can be seen having similar clinical presentation, making diagnosis a dilemma. Peripheral odontogenic tumors are rare neoplasms to occur on gingiva, the most common among them being the peripheral odontogenic fibroma (POdF). The POdF is a benign, slow-growing, exophytic lesion. Although considered to have a recurrence potential after excision, the actual recurrence rate is not known due to paucity of reported cases.
Presented here is a case of a rare neoplasm mimicking an inflammatory gingival lesion with review of the available literature.

Keywords: Fibroma, Pediatric, Peripheral odontogenic fibroma, Peripheral odontogenic tumor.

How to cite this article: Khot K, Deshmane S, Bagri-Manjrekar K, Khot P. Peripheral Odontogenic Fibroma: A Rare Tumor mimicking a Gingival Reactive Lesion. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017;10(1):103-106.

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