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    Hyper Parathyroidisim Jaw Tumor Syndrome: A Rare Condition of Incongruous Features.
    Ethiop J Health Sci 2017 May;27(3):309-313
    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences, Tamilnadu, India.
    Background: Hyperparathyroidism-Jaw Tumor (HPT-JT) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder bearing both a germline and a somatic CDC73 mutation (formerly known as HRPT2), which has been mapped to chromosome 1q25-q31. The association of jaw ossifying fibroma with primary hyperparathyroidisim (PHPT) is typical of HPT-JT. It may also include cystic and neoplastic renal abnormalities and uterine tumors. Read More

    Fibroepithelial Polyp with Sebaceous Hyperplasia: A Case Report.
    Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2017 Jul-Sep;38(3):404-406
    Private Practitioner, New Delhi, India.
    Fibro epithelial Polyp (FEP) is a polypoid outgrowth of epidermis and dermal fibro vascular tissue. This polyp is most commonly found in oral cavity, neck and axilla, though any skin fold may be affected like groin area. We describe a case of a 25-year-old male patient with a growth over the anterior rugae region of hard palate since 3 years. Read More

    Recurrent Psammomatoid Juvenile Ossifying Fibroma with Aneurysmal Bone Cyst: An Unusual Case Presentation.
    Iran J Med Sci 2017 Nov;42(6):603-606
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, D Y Patil University School of Dentistry, Sector 7, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is a rare, benign, locally aggressive entity of the extragnathic craniofacial bones with a high tendency towards recurrence. Two distinctive microscopic patterns of juvenile ossifying fibroma have been described: a trabecular juvenile ossifying fibroma (TrJOF) and a psammomatoid juvenile ossifying fibroma (PJOF). Psammomatoid variant is predominantly a craniofacial lesion and occurs rarely in the jaws. Read More

    Comparison of verdeluz orange G and modified Gallego stains.
    Biotech Histochem 2017 Nov 21:1-5. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    a Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology , St. Joseph Dental College , Eluru , Andhra Pradesh , India.
    Tumors of the oral cavity include combinations of hard and soft tissues that may be difficult to identify using routine hematoxylin and eosin (H & E) staining. Although combination stains can demonstrate hard and soft tissues, trichrome stains, such as VanGieson and Masson, cannot differentiate dental hard tissues, such as dentin, cementum and osteoid. Modified Gallegos (MGS) and verdeluz orange G-acid fuchsin (VOF) stains can differentiate components of teeth. Read More

    Trabecular Variant Juvenile Ossifying Fibroma of the Maxilla.
    Cureus 2017 Sep 14;9(9):e1684. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thai moogambigai dental college & hospital.
    Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is a benign, bone-forming neoplasm occurring primarily in children and adolescents. JOF is an aggressive variant of ossifying fibroma of the jaw with a variable clinical behavior and a high tendency for recurrence. Early detection and prompt treatment are required to treat JOF successfully. Read More

    Clinicopathological Characteristics and Prognosis of Ossifying Fibroma in the Jaws of Children: A Retrospective Study.
    J Cancer 2017 30;8(17):3592-3597. Epub 2017 Sep 30.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, National Engineering Laboratory for Digital and Material Technology of Stomatology, Beijing Key Laboratory of Digital Stomatology, 22# Zhongguancun South Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing, 100081, China.
    BACKGROUND: Ossifying fibroma in the jaws is a benign tumor and easily recurs in children, of which the treatment methods and prognosis still remain controversial. In this study, we aimed to review the clinicopathological characteristics, treatment, and prognosis of ossifying fibroma in the jaws of children, and offer recommendations for clinical decision-making. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out on patients below the age of 18 years with ossifying fibroma in the jaws. Read More

    Epidemiological and Clinicopathological Analysis of 92 Odontogenic Tumors: A 5-year Retrospective Study.
    J Contemp Dent Pract 2017 Nov 1;18(11):1056-1060. Epub 2017 Nov 1.
    Department of Orthodontics, Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society Amravati's Dental College & Hospital, Amravati, Maharashtra, India.
    Introduction: Odontogenic tumors (OTs) are a heterogeneous group of lesions that are derived from odontogenic apparatus comprised of odontogenic epithelium, ectomesenchyme, and/ or mesenchymal elements. The OTs show marked geographical variation. This study was conducted to analyze the epidemiology and clinicopathological presentation of OTs based on age, sex, and site. Read More

    Metachronous ameloblastic fibro-odontoma and dentigerous cyst in the posterior mandible.
    Gen Dent 2017 Nov-Dec;65(6):69-72
    An ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is a rare mixed odontogenic tumor with histologic features of an ameloblastic fibroma in conjunction with the presence of dentin and enamel. It usually appears as a well-circumscribed radiolucency with radiopaque foci and slow growth and is commonly seen in children and young adults. A 13-year-old boy presented with an asymptomatic swelling in the posterior right region of the mandible and the right ascending ramus. Read More

    Conservative management of an atypical intra-sinusal ossifying fibroma associated to an aneurysmal bone cyst.
    J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Dental faculty, university of Strasbourg, 8, rue Sainte-Elisabeth, 67000 Strasbourg, France; Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine unit, Dental Clinic, Hôpital Civil, University Hospital of Strasbourg, 1, place de l'Hôpital, 67000 Strasbourg, France; "Osteoarticular and Dental Regenerative Nanomedicine" laboratory, UMR 1109, Faculté de Médecine, FMTS, Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research), 67085 Strasbourg cedex, France. Electronic address:
    Ossifying fibroma (OF) is a benign fibro-osseous lesion mainly occurring in young adults and seems to originate from the periodontal ligament. Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign intraosseous lesion characterized by blood-filled spaces of various sizes. These two lesions can specifically affect the jaws and are commonly described in the literature. Read More

    Gorlin-Goltz syndrome.
    Turk Pediatri Ars 2017 Sep 1;52(3):173-177. Epub 2017 Sep 1.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Abant İzzet Baysal University Faculty of Dentristry, Bolu, Turkey.
    Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is a rare multisystemic disease inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. It is characterized by numerous basal cell carcinoma of the skin, jaw cysts, and skeletal anomalies such as frontal bossing, vertebral anomalies, palmoplantar pits, and falx cerebri calcification. There is a tendency to tumors including medullablastoma, fibroma, rabdomyoma, leiomyosarcoma etc. Read More

    MicroRNA profiling reveals dysregulated microRNAs and their target gene regulatory networks in cemento-ossifying fibroma.
    J Oral Pathol Med 2017 Oct 15. Epub 2017 Oct 15.
    Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
    Background: Cemento-ossifying fibroma (COF) is a benign fibro-osseous neoplasm of uncertain pathogenesis, and its treatment results in morbidity. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression and may represent therapeutic targets. The purpose of the study was to generate a comprehensive miRNA profile of COF compared to normal bone. Read More

    Juvenile Trabecular Ossifying Fibroma.
    Head Neck Pathol 2017 Oct 13. Epub 2017 Oct 13.
    Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA.
    Benign fibro-osseous lesions within the maxillofacial region represent a heterogeneous group of benign entities with overlapping histologic features. Ossifying fibroma, the rarest of these entities, represents a true neoplasm. Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is considered an aggressive rapidly growing sub-type. Read More

    Melanotic Macule in Conjunction with a Giant Cell Fibroma.
    J Contemp Dent Pract 2017 Oct 1;18(10):981-985. Epub 2017 Oct 1.
    Department of Periodontology, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Bradenton, Florida, USA, Phone: +9414051506, e-mail:
    Introduction: The aim of this study is to describe a case of a melanotic macule found in conjunction with a giant cell fibroma (GCF). For oral pigmented lesions without an identifiable etiologic factor, critical factors in determining the differential diagnosis are clinical history, symmetry, and uniformity of the lesions. Potential differential diagnosis includes racial pigmentation, endocrine disturbance, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, trauma, hemochromatosis, oral malignant melanoma, or idiopathic etiology and melanotic macules. Read More

    Peripheral odontogenic fibroma: a rare gingival neoplasm with clinico-pathological differential diagnosis.
    J Exp Ther Oncol 2017 Sep;11(1):17-21
    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, India.
    Objective: The peripheral odontogenic fibroma (POdF) is a rare gingival neoplasm, characterised by relatively mature collagenous fibrous tissue and varying amounts of odontogenic epithelium. It can be described as a slow growing, firmly attached, solid and smooth gingival mass which may be present asymptomatically for years, which may cause displacement of adjacent teeth. The purpose of this article is to discuss a case of POdF, occurring in the maxillary anterior region, with detailed clinico-pathological differential diagnosis to clarify characteristic features of various gingival overgrowths to enhance easy identification. Read More

    Jaw Pain as a First Presentation in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.
    Iran J Pathol 2016 24;11(5):439-442. Epub 2017 Dec 24.
    Det. of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy-International Campus, Endocrine Research Center, Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Firoozgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    The oral cavity is uncommon site for metastatic disease usually discovered secondary to malignancy. We encountered with a rare case in which metastasis to mandibular bone was the first clinical sign in the diagnosis of breast cancer without any radiographic findings. A 49-yr-old premenopausal woman, was referred to the Department of Medical Oncology of Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran in 2014, presented with pain and tenderness in the left mandibular and temporal bone and paresthesia of the lower left lip and chin. Read More

    Odontogenic Fibroma of the Maxilla - An Atypical Presentation.
    Iran J Pathol 2016 24;11(5):435-438. Epub 2016 Dec 24.
    Dept. of Prosthodontics, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow, U.P, India.
    Odontogenic fibroma (OF) is considered an unusual, benign mesenchymal neoplasm and one of the most little-understood lesions amongst all odontogenic neoplasms. The incidence rate of the tumor is from 0% to 5.5%. Read More

    An unusual case of neural palatal swelling.
    Int J Health Sci (Qassim) 2017 Jul-Sep;11(3):71-73
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
    Neural tumors in the oral cavity occur both in the soft tissues and in the jaw bones. They occur as painless, smooth surface swelling in the soft tissues of the mouth, exhibiting a slow rate of growth and mild expansion of the cortical plates. Here, we report a rare case of a cellular variant of schwannoma in a young Indian female patient who presented with an asymptomatic nodule in the mid-palatine raphe region of the hard palate, mimicking a fibroma, thus creating a dilemma in the diagnosis. Read More

    Ameloblastic Fibroodontoma: Uncommon Case Presentation in a 6-Year-Old Child with Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Med 2017 13;2017:9483738. Epub 2017 Aug 13.
    Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology (AIMST) University, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
    Ameloblastic fibroodontoma is a benign mixed odontogenic neoplasm considered in patients with asymptomatic swelling and unerupted teeth that exhibit histologic features between ameloblastic fibroma and complex odontoma. Radiographically, this lesion appears as radiolucency admixed with focal radio opaque masses of irregular shapes and sizes. This lesion is confirmed by the presence of proliferating odontogenic epithelium, ectomesenchyme, and dental hard tissue formation on pathological analysis supplementing clinical and radiographic findings. Read More

    Aggressive fibromatosis of the oral cavity in a 5 year old boy: a rare case report.
    Pan Afr Med J 2017 18;27:47. Epub 2017 May 18.
    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Bapuji Dental College and Hospital MCC B Block, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
    Fibrous tissue proliferations express a wide spectrum of histologic and morphologic variation in both infants and adults. This ranges from hypertrophic scar formation at one end to malignant fibrosarcoma at the other end of the spectrum. Aggressive fibromatosis is an intermediate tumor which is in proximity to fibrosarcomas. Read More

    CpG location and methylation level are crucial factors for the early detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma in brushing samples using bisulfite sequencing of a 13-gene panel.
    Clin Epigenetics 2017 15;9:85. Epub 2017 Aug 15.
    "M. Malpighi" Section of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Bellaria Hospital, University of Bologna, via Altura n.3, 40137 Bologna, Italy.
    Background: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage and is commonly preceded by oral premalignant lesions. The mortality rates have remained unchanged (50% within 5 years after diagnosis), and it is related to tobacco smoking and alcohol intake. Novel molecular markers for early diagnosis are urgently needed. Read More

    Hybrid Central Odontogenic Fibroma with Giant Cell Granuloma like Lesion: A Report of Three Additional Cases and Review of the Literature.
    Head Neck Pathol 2017 Aug 7. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, University of Florida College of Dentistry, 1395 Center Drive, Gainesville, FL, 32610, USA.
    Central odontogenic fibroma (COF) is an uncommon intraosseous neoplasm of the gnathic bones which is composed of fibrous connective tissue, with or without calcifications, and variable amounts of inactive odontogenic epithelium. It makes up less than 5% of odontogenic tumors and is more commonly seen in females. Central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) is a locally destructive but benign lesion of the jaws containing osteoclast-like multinucleated giant cells in a fibrovascular stroma. Read More

    Ameloblastic fibroma and ameloblastic fibrosarcoma: A systematic review.
    J Oral Pathol Med 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
    Purpose: To integrate the available data published to date on ameloblastic fibromas (AF) and ameloblastic fibrosarcomas (AFS) into a comprehensive analysis of their clinical/radiological features.

    Methods: An electronic search was undertaken in July 2017. Eligibility criteria included publications having enough clinical, radiological and histological information to confirm a definite diagnosis. Read More

    A delayed presentation of ameloblastic fibrosarcoma in an African patient.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Aug 1;2017. Epub 2017 Aug 1.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
    A 24-year-old womanpresented with ameloblastic fibrosarcoma arising from ameloblastic fibroma. The delayed presentation accounted for the extensive destruction of the mandible and complete occlusion of her oral cavity. This resulted in an inability to eat and maintain oral hygiene. Read More

    Large Cell Transformation of Oral Mycosis Fungoides.
    Head Neck Pathol 2017 Jul 24. Epub 2017 Jul 24.
    Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA.
    Mycosis fungoides (MF) accounts for approximately 50% of all primary cutaneous lymphomas. MF occurrence in the oral cavity is extremely rare with approximately 45 cases reported to date. We present a case of a 68 year-old man with a raised nodular lesion of the ventral tongue with clinical impression of irritational fibroma. Read More

    940 nm Diode Laser assisted excision of Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma in a neonate.
    Laser Ther 2017 Mar;26(1):53-57
    Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
    Background: Peripheral ossifying fibroma associated with neonatal tooth extraction is a rare, benign reactive lesion, but its nature and location often scares the patient & parents for possibility of neoplasm. A high recurrence rate makes its histopathological examination and long term follow up important.

    Case Report: A 2 months old boy presented with enlarging soft tissue growth on the anterior mandibular ridge. Read More

    Oral neoplasms in pickhandle barracuda Sphyraena jello from India.
    Dis Aquat Organ 2017 07;125(2):115-124
    Centre of Advanced Study in Maine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 608 502, Tamil Nadu, India.
    We report the spontaneous occurrence of oral neoplasms in pickhandle barracuda Sphyraena jello Cuvier, 1829 from Parangipettai, on the southeast coast of India. A total of 11736 fish were examined, of which 43 were affected with oral tumours, with an overall prevalence of 0.37%. Read More

    Clinicopathologic and Molecular Characteristics of Familial Cherubism with Associated Odontogenic Tumorous Proliferations.
    Head Neck Pathol 2017 Jul 18. Epub 2017 Jul 18.
    Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, 515 Delaware Street SE 16-206B, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA.
    Cherubism is a rare autosomal dominant condition affecting the jaws and caused by mutations in the gene encoding for the adapter protein SH3BP2 that maps to chromosome 4p16.3. Cherubism is characterized by symmetrically developing bone lesions in the maxilla and mandible. Read More

    Ameloblastic Fibrodentinoma: A Case with Varied Patterns of Dysplastic Dentin.
    Cureus 2017 Jun 14;9(6):e1349. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital.
    Ameloblastic fibrodentinoma is a benign odontogenic tumor belonging to the category of "odontogenic epithelium with odontogenic ectomesenchyme" along with recognition of induction in the form of dentin in atypical or dysplastic forms. The biological behaviour of ameloblastic fibrodentinoma is not very different from ameloblastic fibroma; hence, it is treated similarly by conservative procedures. It is important to understand the histopathogenesis of these rare tumors. Read More

    Ultrasound imaging of oral fibroma: a case report.
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 2017 Apr-Jun;31(2 Suppl 1):23-26
    Multidisciplinary Department of Medical and Dental Specialties, University of Campania- Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.
    Oral mucosa is constantly under the influence of various internal and external stimuli, therefore it is interested by a range of developmental disorders, irritation, inflammation, and neoplastic conditions. Traumatic fibroma is one of these lesions. The aim of this work is to obtain an ultrasound characterization of a lip fibroma with a high frequency probe (8-18 MHz) as feasibility and experimental model of this non-invasive technique in the oral mucosa compared with its histo-pathological section. Read More

    The role of Osterix protein in the pathogenesis of peripheral ossifying fibroma.
    Braz Oral Res 2017 Jul 3;31:e53. Epub 2017 Jul 3.
    Universidade Estadual Paulista - Unesp, Science and Technology Institute, Department of Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil.
    Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a reactive lesion of oral tissues, associated with local factors such as trauma or presence of dental biofilm. POF treatment consists of curettage of the lesion combined with root scaling of adjacent teeth and/or removal of other sources of irritants. This study aimed to analyze the clinical and pathological features of POF and to investigate the immunoexpression of Osterix and STRO-1 proteins. Read More

    New tumour entities in the 4th edition of the World Health Organization Classification of Head and Neck tumours: odontogenic and maxillofacial bone tumours.
    Virchows Arch 2017 Jul 3. Epub 2017 Jul 3.
    Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathobiology, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8553, Japan.
    The latest (4th) edition of the World Health Organization Classification of Head and Neck tumours has recently been published with a number of significant changes across all tumour sites. In particular, there has been a major attempt to simplify classifications and to use defining criteria which can be used globally in all situations, avoiding wherever possible the use of complex molecular techniques which may not be affordable or widely available. This review summarises the changes in Chapter 8: Odontogenic and maxillofacial bone lesions. Read More

    Costal graft as a support for bone regeneration after mandibular juvenile ossifying fibroma resection: An unusual case report.
    J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Oct 19;118(5):320-325. Epub 2017 Jun 19.
    Service de stomatologie et chirurgie maxillo-faciale, CHU de Nantes, 1, place Alexis-Ricordeau, 44093 Nantes cedex 1, France. Electronic address:
    Spontaneous regeneration of bone tissue after mandibular resection is rare in adults, although it does often take place in children. Periosteum conservation appears to play a major role in this healing process. We here report regarding a 5-year-old boy who exhibited a large mandibular trabecular juvenile ossifying fibroma. Read More

    Conglomeration of Trabecular and Psammomatoid variants of juvenile ossifying fibroma - a rare case report.
    Clin Case Rep 2017 Jun 17;5(6):816-821. Epub 2017 Apr 17.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial PathologyKalinga Institute of Dental SciencesKIITBhubaneswarOdishaIndia.
    Juvenile ossifying fibroma is an uncommon benign fibro-osseous lesion occurring in the craniofacial skeleton with a high recurrence rate. It has two distinct histopathologic variants: one trabecular and the other which are exclusive to each other. This case reveals a rare and unique combination of both the patterns in the same lesion. Read More

    Trabecular Variant: A Rare Entity of Juvenile Ossifying Fibroma of the Mandible.
    Contemp Clin Dent 2017 Jan-Mar;8(1):179-181
    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, National Institute of Medical Sciences Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
    One of the rarest entities of fibro-osseous lesions that arise within the craniofacial bones is Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF). It is an intraosseous expansile lesion of the jaw that imitate odontogenic lesions. WHO has described two distinct histopathological variants of JOF; trabecular and psammomatoid. Read More

    Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma of the external anal sphincter: a case report.
    World J Surg Oncol 2017 May 30;15(1):109. Epub 2017 May 30.
    Department of Surgery, Hsinchu Cathay General Hospital, Jhonghua Rd, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
    Background: Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is a rare soft tissue tumor that has a tendency to grow in the deep soft tissue of the trunk and extremities. Despite its benign appearance, the tumor has a high recurrence rate and metastatic potential. LGFMS in the perineal space is rare, and only a few cases have been reported. Read More

    A case of primordial odontogenic tumor: A new entity in the latest WHO classification (2017).
    Pathol Int 2017 Jul 25;67(7):365-369. Epub 2017 May 25.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathobiology, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
    Primordial odontogenic tumor (POT) is a rare lesion in the jaw which has been included as a new entity of benign mixed epithelial and mesenchymal odontogenic tumour in the latest World Health Organization (WHO) classification (2017). Only seven cases have been reported. It typically occurs in the posterior mandible. Read More

    Differential diagnosis of periapical cyst using collagen birefringence pattern of the cyst wall.
    Restor Dent Endod 2017 May 9;42(2):111-117. Epub 2017 Feb 9.
    Department of Conservative Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University College of Dentistry, Gangneung, Korea.
    Objectives: Periapical lesions, including periapical cyst (PC), periapical granuloma (PG), and periapical abscess (PA), are frequently affected by chemical/physical damage during root canal treatment or severe bacterial infection, and thus, the differential diagnosis of periapical lesions may be difficult due to the presence of severe inflammatory reaction. The aim of this study was to make differential diagnosis among PC, PG, and PA under polarizing microscope.

    Materials And Methods: The collagen birefringence patterns of 319 cases of PC (n = 122), PG (n = 158), and PA (n = 39) obtained using a polarizing microscope were compared. Read More

    Metastasis of a Renal Collecting Duct Adenocarcinoma to the Oral Cavity After Tooth Extraction.
    J Craniofac Surg 2017 Jun;28(4):e398-e399
    *Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine †Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep ‡Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, TOBB Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey.
    Metastatic tumors rarely occur in the oral cavity. The most common of the oral metastases are lung cancers in males, and breast and genital cancers in females. The most common primary tumor metastasis to the oral cavity is from the lung, kidney, liver, prostate, and colorectal cancers. Read More

    Assessment of reactive gingival lesions of oral cavity: A histopathological study.
    J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017 Jan-Apr;21(1):180
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka, India.
    Background: In the literature, many studies were attempted to analyze the distribution of oral reactive lesions in terms of age, gender and location. However, very few studies have focused on the detailed histopathological features of these reactive lesions of oral cavity. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to document the occurrence, distribution and various histopathological features of reactive gingival lesions. Read More

    Concurrent central odontogenic fibroma and dentigerous cyst in the maxilla: A rare case report.
    J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017 Jan-Apr;21(1):149-153
    Department of Oral Pathology, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
    Central odontogenic fibroma (COF) represents a rare group of benign odontogenic tumor, while dentigerous cyst (DC), on the other hand, is the odontogenic cyst that encloses the crown of an unerupted tooth. A combination of COF and DC is rare and not reported in literature till date. The aim of this paper is to report a case of COF occurring concurrently with DC. Read More

    Intraoral neurilemmoma of mental nerve mimicking as traumatic fibroma: An unusual presentation - A case report and literature review.
    J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017 Jan-Apr;21(1):124-128
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
    Neurilemmoma, neurinoma or schwannoma is a benign tumor of neurogenic origin, arising from the myelin sheath of a neuron. Head and neck region accounts for 25%-48% of these tumors reported till date. On the contrary, intraoral sites form only 1% of the cases accounted. Read More

    Surgical Treatment of a Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma and Reconstruction with a Porcine Collagen Matrix: A Case Report.
    Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2017 May/Jun;37(3):443-449
    A 35-year-old woman was referred to the Department of Oral Medicine and Orofacial Surgery after several recurrences of an ossifying fibroma (OF) that affected the free and attached gingiva of the maxillary right central incisor. Surgery was performed with a complete excision of the lesion together with the surrounding healthy tissue up to the bone. To guide the healing of the anterior esthetic framework and the excised tissues, a porcine collagen matrix as an alternative to connective tissue graft was used. Read More

    Oral diseases: a 14-year experience of a Chilean institution with a systematic review from eight countries.
    Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 2017 May 1;22(3):e297-e306. Epub 2017 May 1.
    University of Talca, Lircay Av. S/N, Talca, Chile, Zip code 3460000,
    Background: Retrospective studies to assess the distribution of oral diseases (ODs) are helpful in estimating the prevalence of oral diagnoses in the population, and thus help in preventive and curative services. Prevalence and frequency data for ODs are available from many countries, but information from Chile is scarce.

    Material And Methods: This study investigated the frequency of OD in a Chilean population. Read More

    Desmoplastic Fibroma of the Mandible in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report of Resection and Reconstruction With A Six-Year Follow-Up.
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Jul 14;75(7):1568.e1-1568.e10. Epub 2017 Mar 14.
    Observer, Department of Surgical Oncology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
    Desmoplastic fibroma (DF) of bone is considered a benign but locally aggressive tumor of fibroblastic origin. DF is rare, representing less than 1% of all bone tumors. Approximately 84% of patients are younger than 30 years. Read More

    Peripheral Odontogenic Fibroma: A Rare Tumor mimicking a Gingival Reactive Lesion.
    Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017 Jan-Mar;10(1):103-106. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
    Private Practitioner, Dr. Khot's Dental Clinic, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    Gingival growths are one of the most frequently encountered lesions in the oral cavity. A plethora of lesions can be seen having similar clinical presentation, making diagnosis a dilemma. Peripheral odontogenic tumors are rare neoplasms to occur on gingiva, the most common among them being the peripheral odontogenic fibroma (POdF). Read More

    Pediatric Palatal Fibroma.
    Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017 Jan-Mar;10(1):96-98. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
    Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
    Fibroma is one of the most common soft tissue benign tumors of the oral cavity. These masses represent hyperplasias instead of true neoplasm, which develop due to irritation to the mucosal tissue resulting in proliferation of the cells. Although so common in the oral cavity, its occurrence on the palate is rare, mainly due to fewer chances of trauma. Read More

    Intraosseous Venous Malformations of the Zygoma: Report of 4 Cases and Literature Review.
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2017 Jun 4;126(6):505-509. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
    1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, P.R. China.
    Objectives: As intraosseous venous malformations (IVMs) of the zygoma are very rare and clinical features are not typical, a correct preoperative diagnosis may be difficult to make. This study presents 4 cases of IVM of the zygoma and gives a review of their clinical manifestations, radiographic features, preoperative diagnosis, and differentials.

    Methods: The report of 4 cases was performed with an average 6-year follow-up. Read More

    Minimally Invasive Excision of Epulides with a CO2 Laser: A Retrospective Study of 90 Patients.
    Photomed Laser Surg 2017 Sep 30;35(9):472-478. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
    3 IMAH, Institute of Morphological Analytics and Human Genetics , Graz, Austria .
    Objective: It is the aim of this study to evaluate if the CO2 laser can beneficially be applied for excising epulides.

    Background Data: The standard procedure for treating epulides involves the excision of the hyperplastic tissue followed in most cases by the removal of parts of the underlying bone and the final closure of the wound by a flap. The use of the CO2 laser for the treatment of epulides has been documented only in isolated case reports and very few case series. Read More

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