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A Giant Cell Fibroma and Focal Fibrous Hyperplasia in a Young Child: A Case Report

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posted on 31.10.2013, 00:00 by Rodney J. Vergotine
A case of two fibrotic lesions of the oral mucosa in a 17-month-old African-American female is reported. Both lesions occurred on the anterior maxilla, one lesion pedunculated on the buccal attached gingiva and the other lesion sessile on the palate. Histological examination characterized the buccal lesion as focal fibrous hyperplasia (FFH) and the palatal lesion as a giant cell fibroma (GCF). A case ismade for continuing the consideration of GCF as a histologically distinct entity fromFFH but that no difference in clinical impact between the two lesions exists.

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Copyright © 2012 Rodney J. Vergotine. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation

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en_US

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2090-6455

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01/01/2012

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