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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 240374, 3 pages
Case Report

Giant Cell Fibroma in a Paediatric Patient: A Rare Case Report

1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, CKS Teja Institute of Dental Sciences, Tirupati 517501, India
2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka 580001, India
3S. V. Medical College, Tirupati 517501, India

Received 10 April 2015; Revised 23 September 2015; Accepted 22 October 2015

Academic Editor: Pablo I. Varela-Centelles

Copyright © 2015 Veera Kishore Kumar Reddy 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.


Giant cell fibroma is a form of fibrous tumour affecting the oral mucosa. Its occurrence is relatively rare in paediatric patients. Clinically it is presented as a painless, sessile, or pedunculated growth which is usually confused with other fibrous lesions like irritation fibromas. Here we are presenting a case where a seven-year-old male patient reported with a painless nodular growth in relation to lingual surface of 41 and 42. Considering the size and location of the lesion, excisional biopsy was performed and sent for histopathological analysis which confirmed the lesion as giant cell fibroma.