Med Buccale Chir Buccale
Volume 23, Number 3, October 2017
|152 - 155
|Cas clinique et revue de la littérature / Up-to date review and case report
|27 October 2017
Up-to date Review and Case Report
Fibromyxoma of mandibular gingiva: a case study
Department of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Bouaké, Ivory Coast
2 Department of Stomatology and Maxillofacial surgery, CHU de Cocody, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
3 Department of Pathological Anatomy, CHU de Cocody, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
* Correspondence: email@example.com
Accepted: 4 January 2017
Introduction: Fibromyxomas are mesodermal tumors of dental origin. They are infrequent and are often diagnosed incidentally during radiography. Observation: A fibromyxoma was discovered in a 27-years-old patient who presented to us for a consultation for a voluminous swelling of the oral cavity which had developed over 2 years. Physical examination revealed anemia and weight loss. Oral examination revealed a voluminous gingival mass that was ulcerated and necrotic in places, with associated bleeding. The treatment consisted of a surgical resection, multiple dental avulsions, and an alveolar curettage. The histopathological examination of the resected lesion revealed an ulcerated gingival fibromyxoma with pathological calcification. Comments: Here were report a rare case of a woman with necroinflammatory–hemorrhagic and ulcerated gingival fibromyxoma, which resulted in functional and cosmetic damage, along with a literature review pertaining to this subject. The aggressiveness and the high potential of the maxillary fibromyxoma recurrence suggest that a wide surgical resection is the best treatment option to guarantee a good prognosis. Conclusion: The treatment of fibromyxoma requires surgical intervention and the diagnosis is confirmed by a histopathological examination of the resected lesion.
Key words: fibromyxoma / odontogenic / gum / oral surgery
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