IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

An unusual case report of a painless hard swelling in the angle of the mandible– An enigma in diagnosis

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Author Details: Beenaprecilla G. S., Prashanth Shenoy, Laxmikanth Chatra, Veena K. M., Rachana V. Prabhu

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 69

Article End Page : 71


Asymptomatic bony hard swelling of the jaws includes a wide variety of disorders like developmental disorders, inflammatory, benign and malignant tumors of odontogenic/non odontogenic origin. A thorough history along with adequate clinical examination and investigations like biochemical, radiographic and histopathology most of the lesions can be assigned with reasonable certainty into one of several categories. The main aim of this present article is to discuss a case of a juvenile ossifying fibroma in a 11-year old male patient who presented with a bony hard swelling in the unusual site of left angle of the mandible which was symptom-free and present since 2 months.

Keywords: Ossifying fibroma, Juvenile ossifying fibroma, Radiographic features, Cone beam computed tomography

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2581-3838.2018.0018