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Volume 20, Number 3, September 2008

Desmoplastic Fibroma Arising in the Maxilla

Mihoko Nonaka,1 Hisazumi Ikeda,1 Masataka Uehara,1 Takayoshi Tobita,1 Seigo Ohba,1 Hideyoshi Ikeda,1 Shuichi Fujita,2 Tohru Ikeda,2 Izumi Asahina1
1Department of Regenerative Oral Surgery, Unit of Translational Medicine, and 2Department of Oral Pathology and Bone Metabolism, Unit of Basic Medical Science, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan

Abstract
Desmoplastic fibroma is a rare benign osseous tumour, arising in the femur, mandible, pelvis, and humerus. It occurs rarely in the maxilla, and only 12 such patients have been reported. The lesion requires intensive care as it is clinically aggressive and destructive, often invading surrounding tissues. This report is of a 15-year-old girl with desmoplastic fibroma arising in the maxilla. The tumour had lumen and an invasive character. The tumour was curetted and the wound was packed open. Although recurrence was expected after surgery, no recurrence has been observed after 5 years of follow-up.

Key words: Adolescent, Fibroma, desmoplastic, Maxilla, Neoplasms

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;20:152-155.
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