The Non-ossifying Fibroma

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Leah M. Bowers, Donald M. Cohen, Indraneel Bhattacharyya, James C. Pettigrew, Mary Stavropoulos

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Abstract

The non-ossifying fibroma (NOF) is a benign, non-neoplastic lesion most commonly seen in the metaphyses of the long bones in children. While rare, the NOF has been reported in the mandible. The NOF in the extra-gnathic skeleton has a characteristic radiographic appearance, is typically asymptomatic and has a variable histologic make-up. Correlation of the radiographic appearance, clinical presentation and histopathology allows for differentiation of the NOF from odontogenic and non-odontogenic cysts and tumors. We report a new case of this interesting entity and review the radiographic, clinical and histologic features of the gnathic NOF reported in the literature. A thorough search of the English language literature returned a total of 19 cases of NOF involving the gnathic bones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-210
Number of pages8
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Benign fibrous histiocytoma
  • Fibrous cortical defect
  • Mandible
  • Non-ossifying fibroma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology

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The Non-ossifying Fibroma : A Case Report and Review of the Literature. / Bowers, Leah M.; Cohen, Donald M.; Bhattacharyya, Indraneel; Pettigrew, James C.; Stavropoulos, Mary.

In: Head and Neck Pathology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 01.06.2013, p. 203-210.

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Bowers, Leah M. ; Cohen, Donald M. ; Bhattacharyya, Indraneel ; Pettigrew, James C. ; Stavropoulos, Mary. / The Non-ossifying Fibroma : A Case Report and Review of the Literature. In: Head and Neck Pathology. 2013 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 203-210.
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