Case Report
Volume 19 Issue 10 - 2020
Giant Central Ossifying Fibroma of the Maxilla: Case Report and Literature Review
Rodrigo Felipe Naranjo-Restrepo1, Francisco Levi Duque-Serna1, Vanessa Andrea Flórez-Arango2* and Mónica Vanessa Posso-Zapata2
1Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
2Postgraduate Student of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Vanessa Andrea Flórez-Arango, Postgraduate Student of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
Received: August 12, 2020; Published: September 24, 2020


The central ossifying fibroma is part of the fibro-osseous lesions and is considered a benign bone tumor. It occurs almost exclusively in the jaws, although cases have also been reported in frontal, orbital, paranasal and temporal bones. In its presentation in the jaws, it is generally an asymptomatic pathology, of slow growth; but as its size increases, it becomes disfiguring and can interfere with the basic functions of mastication, swallowing, phonation and even breathing. Because it is a lesion with defined borders, the treatment of choice is surgical excision. In this article we present the case of a 39-year-old female patient with a giant central ossifying fibroma in the anterior maxilla, accompanied by the clinical, imaging and histopathological findings and treatment used, and a review of recent literature on the characterization of fibro-osseous lesions.

Keywords: Fibro-Osseous Lesions; Central Ossifying Fibroma; Benign Neoplasm; Maxillary Sinus


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