Juvenile central ossifying fibroma of the mandible: a case report

Francesco Burruano, Silvia Tortorici, Maria Lidia Buzzanca

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Central ossifying fibroma is a rare fibro-osseous neoplasm in young children. It is highlyaggressive and hasa strong tendency to recur. We describe an 11 year old girl with juvenile central ossifying fibromas ofthemandible that caused obstruction of tooth eruption of the lower left second premolar. Oralexaminationrevealed the presence of the primary lower left second molar and a small bony-hard swelling over theleftside of the mandibular body. After a CT scan, an incisional biopsy was performed, and the lesionproved tobe a juvenile ossifying fibroma. Although this tumor often recurs early, and many authors suggestradicalen-bloc resection, we performed a more conservative procedure to avoid damage to the mandibularnerve.There has been no evidence of recurrence one year later.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-e4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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