Peripheral odontogenic tumours - Differential diagnosis in gingival lesions

Yifat Manor*, O. Mardinger, J. Katz, S. Taicher, A. Hirshberg

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Peripheral odontogenic tumours (POT) are rare benign focal overgrowths of the oral soft tissue, usually occurring in the gingiva. Between 1996-2000, 6 out of 406 excised gingival lesions were diagnosed as POT (1.5%). Tumours included peripheral odontogenic fibroma (2 patients), peripheral calcifying odontogenic cyst (2 patients), peripheral ameloblastoma (1 patient), and peripheral calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumour (1 patient). Review of the literature reveals that peripheral odontogenic fibroma and peripheral ameloblastoma were the most common POT. The purpose of this article was to analyse the clinical data of these tumours according to the presented cases and the literature review, to elucidate typical features of each tumour type and enhance easy identification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-273
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2004


  • Gingival lesions
  • Odontogenic tumours
  • Peripheral odontogenic tumours


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