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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 930870, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/930870
Case Report

Peripheral Cemento-Ossifying Fibroma: Case Series Literature Review

1Department of Periodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Nagpur, India
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Guru Gobind Singh College of Dental Sciences, Devi Ahilya University, Burhanpur, Indore, India
3Department of Prosthodontics, Al-badar Dental College and Hospital, Near PDA Engineering College, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Gulbarga, Bangalore, India
4Department of Periodontics, College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Devi Ahilya University, Rau, Indore, India

Received 3 September 2012; Accepted 4 November 2012

Academic Editors: A. Kasaj, Y. S. Khader, and M. Machado

Copyright © 2013 Kiran Kumar Ganji et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The concept of fibroosseous lesions of bone has evolved over the last several decades and now includes two major entities: fibrous dysplasia and ossifying fibroma. Peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma is a relatively rare tumour classified between fibroosseous lesions. It predominantly affects adolescents and young adults, with peak prevalence between 10 and 19 yrs. The cemento-ossifying fibroma is a central neoplasm of bone as well as periodontium which has caused considerable controversy because of confusion regarding terminology and the criteria for its diagnosis. The cemento-ossifying fibroma is odontogenic in origin, whereas ossifying fibroma is of bony origin. Lesions histologically similar to peripheral ossifying fibroma have been given various names in existing literature. Therefore, we present and discuss in this paper a series of cases of peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma emphasizing the differential diagnosis.