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Case Studies | Dental Science | Indonesia | Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2019
Ossifying Fibroma of the Anteriormaxilla: A Case Report
Abstract: Ossifying fibroma is a benign tumor of connective tissue that resembles bone tissue, cementum or both that undergo a mineralization process with clear boundaries and usually no capsule. This tumor are generally found at mandible, only 7 % appears at maxilla and it may develop asymmetrical face appearance. Surgical management are enucleation, marginal or partial resection, or composite resection. This article reported a management of unusual occurrence of ossifying fibroma at the anterior of maxilla. A 20 years old male patient came with complaint of a gradual growth on his palate since 1 year before admission. Histopathology examination showed a calcifying fibroma. The patient treated with partial resection and placement of surgical obturator.5 months follow up revealed no recurrence. Aggressive treatment of ossifying fibroma found to be effective but recurrence is unpredictable, therefore follow-up observation should be done over a long period of time.
Keywords: Maxilla, ossifying fibroma, partial resection
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2019,
Pages: 409 - 412