Central Odontogenic Fibroma: A Diagnostic Dilemma with Literature Review

Rashmi Kewal Agarwal, Manjula Hebbale, Venkatesh Kulkarni, Meenal Tepan, Swati Marathe


Central odontogenic fibroma is a rare benign tumor accounting for only 0.1% of all odontogenic tumors. A slow growing tumor, usually asymptomatic and is found in routine radiographic examinations. It has been stated that of all odontogenic tumors, this lesion has the most poorly defined parameters. The present case is of a 27 year old female patient having central odontogenic fibroma which was incidentally found on a radiograph. The clinical features and radiographic appearances lead to a diagnostic dilemma between an inflammatory and a tumorous lesion. The diagnosis of the lesion was confirmed on histopathological evaluation after surgical enucleation. 


Central Odontogenic Fibroma; WHO Type; Odontogenic; Tumor; Depression; Dentinoid.

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