juvenile ossifying fibroma
Wednesday 2 June 2010
definition: Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is an uncommon fibro-osseous lesion occurring in the facial bones. It is highly aggressive and has a strong tendency to recur. It has been recognized as a separate histopathological entity among the fibro-osseous group of lesions. Surgical resection is the preferred line of treatment.
Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is a fibro-osseous lesion that occurs in the facial bones. It is also called aggressive ossifying fibroma due to its aggressiveness and the high tendency to recur, unlike other fibro-osseous lesions, such as cemento-ossifying fibroma, which it may resemble radiographically.
Due to its distinct histological features, it has been recognized as a separate histopathological entity among the fibro-osseous group of lesions.
Psammomatoid and trabecular variants of juvenile ossifying fibroma-two case reports. Thankappan S, Nair S, Thomas V, Sharafudeen KP. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2009 Apr-Jun;19(2):116-9. PMID: 19881065 (Free)