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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 53-58

Massive maxillary juvenile ossifying fibroma: Report of three cases and review of literature

Department of Surgery/Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

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Dr. Adebayo Aremu Ibikunle
Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto
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DOI: 10.4103/njecp.njecp_3_16

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Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is a rare fibro-osseous lesion, similar to the conventional ossifying fibroma in many respects. However, unlike the conventional ossifying fibroma, it exhibits more aggressiveness and a high tendency to recur; therefore, it may be confused with malignant lesions. Consequently, it poses significant diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative challenges. Early recognition and subsequent treatment with complete surgical excision of the tumor is advocated because of its relatively rapid growth, associated morbidities, and tendency to recur. Three cases of massive JOF of the maxilla with attendant morbidities are here presented. The diagnostic challenges, airway management challenges, and varied surgical approaches to each were highlighted. There is a paucity of literature on JOF; hence, clinicians and pathologists alike often find it demanding to arrive at a diagnosis.

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