Imaging Sci Dent.  2020 Mar;50(1):65-71. 10.5624/isd.2020.50.1.65.

Three types of ossifying fibroma: A report of 4 cases with an analysis of CBCT features

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, College of Dentistry, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. hidds@chosun.ac.kr

Abstract

Ossifying fibroma is a slow-growing benign neoplasm that occurs most often in the jaws, especially the mandible. The tumor is composed of bone that develops within fibrous connective tissue. Some ossifying fibromas consist of cementum-like calcifications, while others contain only bony material; however, a mixture of these calcification types is commonly seen in a single lesion. Of the craniofacial bones, the mandible is the most commonly involved site, with the lesion typically inferior to the premolars and molars. Ossifying fibroma of the jaw shows a female predominance. Some reports of ossifying fibroma have been published in the literature; however, this report continues the research on this topic by detailing 3 types of ossifying fibroma findings on panoramic radiographs and cone-beam computed tomographic images of 4 patients. The radiographs of the presented cases could help clinicians understand the variations in the radiographic appearance of this lesion.

Keyword

Ossifying Fibroma; Benign Tumor; Cone-Beam Computed Tomography; Mandible

MeSH Terms

Bicuspid
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Connective Tissue
Female
Fibroma, Ossifying*
Humans
Jaw
Mandible
Molar
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