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Oral myofibromatosis: an unusual cause of gingival overgrowth - Case report and review of the literature

Lookup NU author(s): Parimala Saminathan, Malcolm Reed, Emeritus Professor Robin Seymour


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Background: This case report describes a rare benign tumour, which presented as discrete areas of gingival hyperplasia affecting both the mandible and the maxilla. Method: Surgical excision of the lesions was carried out under local anaesthetic. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of oral myofibromatosis. Results: The condition responded to surgical excision and appears to have limited growth potential. It affects a wide spectrum of ages and can be alarming due to rapid enlargement and ulceration, so careful diagnosis is important to avoid unnecessary aggressive treatment.

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Author(s): Corson MA, Reed M, Soames JV, Seymour RA

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Year: 2002

Volume: 29

Issue: 11

Pages: 1048-1050

ISSN (print): 0303-6979

ISSN (electronic): 1600-051X


DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-051X.2002.291111.x