odontogenic fibroma

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 [fi-bro´mah] (pl. fibromas, fibro´�mata)
a tumor composed mainly of fibrous or fully developed connective tissue. Called also fibroid and fibroid tumor.
ameloblastic fibroma an odontogenic fibroma, marked by simultaneous proliferation of both epithelial and mesenchymal tissue, without formation of enamel or dentin.
cementifying fibroma cementoblastoma; a tumor usually occurring in the mandible of older persons and consisting of fibroblastic tissue containing masses of cementum-like tissue.
chondromyxoid fibroma of bone a benign slowly growing tumor of chondroblastic origin, usually affecting the long bones of the lower limb.
cystic fibroma one that has undergone cystic degeneration.
fibroma myxomato´des myxofibroma.
nonosteogenic fibroma a degenerative and proliferative lesion of the medullary and cortical tissues of bone.
odontogenic fibroma a rare benign tumor of the jaw arising from the embryonic portion of the tooth germ, the dental papilla, or dental follicle.
ossifying fibroma (ossifying fibroma of bone) a benign, relatively slow-growing, central bone tumor, usually of the jaws, especially the mandible, which is composed of fibrous connective tissue within which bone is formed.
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o·don·to·gen·ic fi·bro·ma

a rare odontogenic tumor found in soft tissue or as a central bony lesion. The tumor is composed of fibrous connective tissue, odontogenic epithelium, and sometimes calcification.
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An intraosseous sclerosing odontogenic tumor predominantly composed of epithelial cells: Relation to (so-called) sclerosing odontogenic carcinoma and epithelial-rich central odontogenic fibroma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2014;118(4):e119-125.
Locally aggressive central odontogenic fibroma associated to an inflammatory cyst: a clinical, histological and immunohistochemical study.
Central odontogenic fibroma with features of central granular cell odontogenic tumor.
Hybrid central odontogenic fibroma with giant cell granuloma-like component: case report and review.
Localized gingival enlargement associated with alveolar process expansion: peripheral ossifying fibroma coincident with central odontogenic fibroma. J Peri odontol.
Histologically, odontogenic fibromas can be divided into two types: epithelium-poor (simple type) and epithelium-rich (complex, or WHO type).
Odontogenic fibroma. Semin Diagn Pathol 1999;16(4): 293-6.
Comparision between the peripheral ossifying fibroma and peripheral odontogenic fibroma. J Oral Maxillofac Surg.
The above histological features along with clinical and radiographic findings were suggestive of simple type of central odontogenic fibroma.
The central odontogenic fibroma (CODF) remains incompletely understood.
Central odontogenic fibroma has been classically divided into two histological varients namely the Simpe type and the WHO type.
2 Histopathologically, lesions are composed of loose fibrous connective tissue stroma having stellate-shaped fibroblasts with areas of myxoid degeneration resembling dental papilla covered by peripheral columnar epithelium which itself resembles inner enamel epithelium (covering of columnar epithelium is absent in odontogenic myxomas and odontogenic fibromas).