Surgical management of two complex cases of large juvenile orbital ossifying fibroma.
ABSTRACT Ossifying fibroma is a rare benign tumour of the craniofacial skeleton, which can have an aggressive biological behaviour in the paediatric population. Complete surgical excision, where possible, is the ideal. This case report discusses the multidisciplinary, surgical management of two complex cases of large juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF), involving the orbit. Both patients underwent resection of the orbital ossifying fibroma with no macroscopic evidence of recurrence at 4 years follow-up. Full functional outcome was achieved with preservation of vision and facial nerve function as well as good facial symmetry and aesthetics. The successful surgical outcome of these cases was due to a combination of a multidisciplinary team approach, rigorous pre-operative planning, maximal tumour resection, and the use of a novel surgical technique involving a medial zygomatic-orbito-maxillary rotational osteotomy.
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ABSTRACT: Ossifying fibroma is a benign fibro-osseous lesion of the jaw containing varying amounts of calcified deposits such as bone, cementum or both. This type of lesion is referred to as dysplastic or neoplastic in nature. In 2000, a 52-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic complaining of a giant swelling in the mandibular premolar-molar region. A histopathological diagnosis of ossifying fibroma was made. Three months later, his daughter was admitted with a swelling on her mandible. Following biopsy, this patient was also diagnosed as having ossifying fibroma. The present report describes these two cases of familial and multiple ossifying fibromas.Journal of Oral Science 04/2004; 46(1):61-4.