Raghavendra Mahadev Naik1, Yadavalli Guruprasad2, D Sujatha1, Shubha Gurudath1, Anuradha Pai3, KV Suresh4
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vishnu Dental College and Hospital, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, AME’S Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Raichur, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Krishna School of Dental Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra, India
Cemento-ossifying fibroma (COF) is classified as a fibro-osseous neoplasm and included among the non-odontogenic tumors derived from the mesenchymal blast cells of the periodontal ligament, with a potential for forming fibrous tissue, cementum and bone, or a combination of such elements. These are slow-growing lesions, and are more frequent in women between the third and fourth decades of life. Case reports of massive expansile COF, measuring more than 10 cm are rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of giant cemento-ossifying fibroma of the mandible in a 34 year old female patient.
Keywords: Cemento-ossifying fibroma, computed tomography, expansile lesion, fibro-osseous lesions, mandible