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Juvenile ossifying fibroma of the jaws and paranasal sinuses: a systematic review of the cases reported in the literature

Chrcanovic, B.R.; Gomez, R.S.

International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 49(1): 28-37


ISSN/ISBN: 0901-5027
PMID: 31285096
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijom.2019.06.029
Accession: 069131192

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The aim was to compare clinical and radiological features of the two juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) variants, trabecular (JTOF) and juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma (JPOF). An electronic search was undertaken in March 2019. Eligibility criteria included publications having sufficient clinical, radiological, and histological information to confirm the diagnosis. A total of 185 publications and 491 cases were included. Most JOFs, including both variants, showed bone expansion, were painless, presented no cortical perforation and no secondary aneurysmal bone cyst, did not cause tooth root resorption, and had a mixed unilocular radiodensity appearance and well-defined limits on radiological examination. Patients with JPOF were on average older than those with JTOF. Enucleation and curettage was associated with a considerably high recurrence rate, regardless of the anatomical location or variant type of the lesion. Enucleation followed by either curettage or peripheral osteotomy showed lower recurrence rates than enucleation only. When resection was performed, only one case of JTOF presented recurrence. In conclusion, JOF lesions presented high rates of recurrence after treatment by curettage and enucleation only. Although surgical resection of JOFs resulted in the virtual absence of recurrence, enucleation followed by peripheral osteotomy/curettage should be the treatment of choice for both JOF variants to avoid the disfigurement usually associated with surgical resection.

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