J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 27, Number 2, 2021
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Article pédagogique / Educational article|
|Published online||17 February 2021|
Central Odontogenic Fibroma: characteristics and management
Department of Oral Surgery, CHU Hôtel-Dieu, Nantes, France
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 5 November 2020
Introduction: Central Odontogenic Fibroma (COF) is a rare benign odontogenic tumour of the jaws. Until its recent change in classification by the WHO in 2017, this entity has gone without an agreed upon definition for many years. For this reason, COF would remain largely unknown to practitioners. Corpus: The pedagogical objectives of this article are, through a systematic review of the literature using the PRISMA methodology, to list the epidemiological, aetiological, clinical, radiological, histological, therapeutic and prognostic characteristics of COF. All the data collected made it possible to establish a COF management summary for practitioners in order to optimize it. Conclusion: Based on the 135 cases listed, it appears that surgical enucleation is the treatment of choice for COF. The recurrence rate is low and malignant transformation has never been reported. However, regular clinical and radiological follow-up of patients over several years seems to be a justified precaution.
Key words: Fibroma / odontogenic tumors / jaw neoplasm
© The authors, 2021
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