GULHANE MEDICAL JOURNAL 2019 , Vol 61 , Issue 3
Ossifying fibroma of mandible-A concise radiographic exploration
Preethi Poonja1,Atul Sattur2,Krishna Burde2,Kirthy Nandimath2,Kaveri Hallikeri2
1AJ Institute Of Dental Sciences, Oral Medicine And Radiology, Karnataka, India
2SDM College Of Dental Sciences, Oral Medicine And Radiology, Karnataka, India
DOI : 10.26657/gulhane.00071 Ossifying fibroma (OF) is a rare benign fibro-osseous lesion that occurs in the mandible more frequently than the maxilla. It is usually diagnosed in the third to fourth decades of age, with a female predilection. This case report describes an asymptomatic bony swelling of the mandible in a 21 year old female patient which gradually progresses to a remarkable size causing discomfort. The present case provides comprehensive radiological explorations that include conventional as well as the 3D imaging combined with histopathological investigations that confirmed the diagnosis of Ossifying fibroma. The lesion was completely excised with satisfactory healing. Keywords : fibro-osseous lesions, 3D imaging, bony tumors, jaw swellings