J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 24, Number 2, June 2018
|Page(s)||67 - 71|
|Section||Cas clinique et revue de la littérature / Up-to date review and case report|
|Published online||29 June 2018|
Up-to Date Review And Case Report
Juvenile ossifying fibroma: case report and literature review. Management and differential diagnosis
Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology Clinic, CHU Hôtel Dieu,
2 Anatomy and Pathological Cytology Department, CHU Hôtel Dieu, Nantes, France
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 20 September 2017
Introduction: Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is a rare neoplasm characterized by the replacement of the normal bone matrix with osteo-fibrous tissue. It has the tendency to be locally aggressive despite its benign character and to have a strong tendency for recurrence. Observation: In this case report, the patient is a young man, aged 16, with rapidly advancing maxillary swelling. We describe the diagnostic procedure, the surgical procedure and the differential diagnosis to be eliminated. Discussion: The clinical presentation of JOF, and its rapid growth, can cause fear of other pathologies such as osteosarcoma. The radiological characteristics should reassure the practitioner and a histological examination confirmed the diagnosis. Conclusion: JOF is a benign tumor. It should be operated on at an early stage because of its rapid growth. In its clinical and histological presentation, its trabecular form may mimic an osteosarcoma.
Key words: juvenile ossifying fibroma / fibrous dysplasia / diagnosis
© The authors, 2018
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