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Ossifying fibroma



OSSIFYING FIBROMA: CONTROVERSIES, CLINICAL FEATURES, RADIOLOGY & HISTOPATHOLOGY

Author: Sanketh DS, MDS

INTRODUCTION, CONTROVERSIES & ETIOLOGY

Fibro-osseous lesions (FOL) are those bone lesions, where normal bone is replaced by numerous fibroblasts and collagen with varying degree of dispersed calcifications in the form of immature bone and cementum like tissue. Among the many fibro-osseous lesions classified in literature, ossifying fibroma is a neoplastic FOL with proliferative capabilities that exhibits bony expansion.

Before we dive into the specifics of the lesion, let us try to understand few concepts to better comprehend the controversies behind nomenclature and etiology of the lesion.

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