International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Juvenile ossifying fibroma WHO Type: A diagnostic quandary

Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Author Details: Ashwini Nerkar, Rajeev Gadgil, Ajay Bhoosreddy, Chetan Bhadge, Gaurav Verma

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 63

Article End Page : 66


Juvenile ossifying fibroma is an uncommon clinical entity. It’s aggressive local behaviour and high recurrence rate (30-58%) means, that it is important to make an early diagnosis, execute the appropriate treatment and follow up the patient over a long period of time. In the current article, we report a case of juvenile ossifying fibroma-WHO type in a 11yr old girl, which was asymptomatic in nature. It was at an unusual location, involving premolar and molar region of left mandible and as a result was clinically and histo pathologically challenging. An incisional biopsy was performed giving diagnosis as central ossifying fibroma. Surgically, a more conservative procedure of enucleation was perfomed as the treatment of this tumour and the diagnosis was reconfirmed. Postoperatively, follow up of 6months have shown no evidence of recurrence till now.

Juvenile ossifying fibroma; Fibro-osseous lesions; Ossifying fibroma