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Peripheral Odontogenic Fibroma: A Case Report and Review of The Literature
Jing Qiao1, Feng Liu2 and Zuyan Zhang3*
1Department of Periodontology, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, China
2Department of General Dentistry, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, China
3Department of Oral Radiology, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, China
Submission: May 27, 2016; Published: July 05, 2016
*Corresponding author: Zuyan Zhang, 10008122 Zhong Guan Cun South Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing, China, Tel: 86-10-82192325, Fax: 86-10-62173402; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
How to cite this article: Jing Q, Feng L, Zuyan Z. Peripheral Odontogenic Fibroma: A Case Report and Review of The Literature. Adv Dent & Oral Health.2016; 2(1): 555580. DOI: 10.19080/ADOH.2016.02.555580
Peripheral odontogenic fibroma (POF) is a rare odontogenic tumor, characterized by a fibrous or fibromyxomatous proliferation that contains varying amounts of odontogenic or presumed odontogenic epithelium, occasionally with the presence of dentin or cementum like bodies or other forms of calcification. Peripheral odontogenic fibroma is often misdiagnosed as fibrous epulis and easily confused with peripheral osteofibroma. Pathological examination is the only diagnostic approach for peripheral odontogenic fibroma, which can provide a basis for treatment and prognosis evaluation. Radical surgical resection is the most common treatment for this disease. This report presents a clinical case of a 35-year-old female patient boy with a gingival overgrowth along the left first mandibular molar, which was diagnosed as peripheral odontogenic fibroma.
Odontogenic fibroma (ODF) is described as “a rare odontogenic tumor, benign neoplasm of odontogenic ectomesenchymal origin” classified by the World Health Organization, characterized by relatively mature collagenous fibrous tissue with varying amount of odontogenic epithelium . Odontogenic fibroma can occur in central or peripheral location. The peripheral odontogenic fibroma (POF) is considered to be the mucosal counterpart to the central odontogenic fibroma (COF) . Odontogenic fibroma comprises only 0.05% in all odontogenic tumors . Peripheral odontogenic tumor (POT) is rare, while peripheral odontogenic fibroma may be the only peripheral odontogenic tumor with occurrence rate more than corresponding intraosseous lesions, it being more common compared to central odontogenic fibroma by a 1.4:1 ratio .
Peripheral odontogenic fibroma presents a slow-growing, progressive but painless swelling, often associated with cortical expansion or tooth displacement . There is a slight female predominance in literatures . This disease frequently occurs in the 30-40 years of age . There is no significant difference in the distribution of the upper and lower jaw. The attachment gingivas of molars or premolars are most predilection sites .
Peripheral odontogenic fibroma is characterized by a fibrous or fibromyxomatous proliferation that contains varying amounts of odontogenic or presumed odontogenic epithelium, occasionally with the presence of dentin or cementum like bodies or other forms of calcification . Pathological examination is the only diagnostic approach for peripheral odontogenic tumor, which can provide a basis for treatment and prognosis evaluation.
The purpose of this article is to report the clinical and histopathological features of a case of peripheral odontogenic fibroma in a 35-year-old female patient.
A female patient aged 35 years, reported to the department of periodontology with a chief complaint of progressive swelling along the lower left back tooth for 5 months. She had slight discomfort in this area. This tooth accepted root canal therapy 1 year ago. And the patient was in good general health. The intraoral examination revealed gingival neoplasia in the buccal gingiva of the left first mandibular molar, with a size of 7*7*5 cm3, with a hard texture, red color, and a clear boundary (Figure 1). The patient had a little tenderness on palpation. The temporary sealing material presented on the occlusal and distal surfaces of the tooth, which was partially detached with lingual
gingival in growth. There was a little food impaction between the
left first and second mandibular molars. The probing depth of the left first mandibular molar was 3~4mm and the tooth had
no mobility. There were no obvious images of alveolar bone
resorption and apical lesions on periapical film.
The surgery was conducted under local anesthesia. The
tumor and tissues 1-2 mm around the lesion was completed
excised. The lingual gingival enlargement was also removed.
On histopathological examination, the Hematoxylin and eosin stained soft tissue section confirmed the diagnosis of peripheral
odontogenic fibroma accompanied by inflammation. Besides,
there were induced phenomena in some regions (Figure 2).
The patient was instructed to rinse with 0.12% chlorhexidine
twice a day for a week. The patient was followed up with at 1 week
(Figure 3), 1 month, 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months after surgery. At 1month after surgery, the left first mandibular molar was restored
with a porcelain crown. No recurrence was observed at 2 years
post surgery (Figure 4).
Peripheral odontogenic fibroma is the rare peripheral
counterpart of central odontogenic fibroma. It is an apparently
innocuous, elevated gingival lesion that has no conclusive
data regarding its exact prognosis. It is generally believed that
peripheral odontogenic fibroma originates from mesenchymal
tissue . Radical surgical resection is the most common
treatment for this disease . A recurrence rate of 13% after
resection has been reported in the literature . It has been
stated that budding of the basal cell layer of the surface squamous
epithelium is associated with a higher recurrence . Although
the epithelium appears to have diagnostic significance in the
lesions, it is stable and non-neoplastic .
Peripheral odontogenic fibroma is often misdiagnosed as
fibrous epulis and easily confused with peripheral osteofibroma.
The latter is a reactive lesion, derived from the periosteum and
can produce osteoid and woven bone . Histological features
of peripheral odontogenic fibroma is cellular fibrous tissue
or fibrous and mucous tissue proliferation, containing varying
amounts of odontogenic epithelium, and occasionally dentin,
cementum like bodies, bone tissue or other forms of calcification
Peripheral odontogenic fibroma occupies nearly 40%
of peripheral odontogenic tumors . Most of peripheral
odontogenic tumors have similar clinical manifestations and
differential diagnosis, which are similar to benign reactive
lesions. However, there are little local stimulating factors for
them, and they have a certain recurrence rate after local excision
[16,17]. Therefore, it is suggested that peripheral odontogenic
tumors should be long-term followed up.