Polyostotic Juvenile Ossifying Fibroma: An Exceptionally Rare Case

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Accurate and early diagnosis of benign fibroosseous lesions is important because the treatment and resulting outcomes of each differ. Juvenile ossifying fibromas typically occur in young patients and grow rapidly with a high recurrence rate. Their monostotic nature has previously differentiated these tumors from other fibroosseous lesions. We describe an interesting and extremely rare case of polyostotic juvenile ossifying fibromas in a 14-year-old boy with involvement of the maxilla and mandible. The available literature on juvenile ossifying fibromas is also briefly reviewed. When diagnosing a polyostotic fibroosseous lesion, it is important to not exclude the possibility of juvenile ossifying fibromas because this may warrant a different treatment.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles