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Oral myofibroma presenting as an aggressive gingival lesion
  1. Vindhya Savithri,
  2. Rakesh Suresh,
  3. Mahija Janardhanan and
  4. Thara Aravind
  1. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi, Kerala, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Vindhya Savithri; vinna7{at}


Myofibromas are benign neoplasms of myofibroblastic origin and rarely encountered in the oral cavity. Myofibroma may frequently grow rapidly leading to suspicion of malignancy. This may lead to a tendency for aggressive management. The histopathology of this tumour has similarity with other spindle cell tumours and often requires immunohistochemical staining for diagnosis. Here, we present a case of myofibroma in a 15-year-old female patient who reported with an aggressive gingival swelling and discuss the various histopathological differential diagnosis.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • pathology

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  • Contributors Concepts: VS. Definition of intellectual content: VS, RS, MJ. Literature search: VS, MJ, TA. Case diagnosis: VS, MJ. Manuscript preparation: VS, RS. Manuscript editing: VS, RS, MJ, TA. Manuscript review: VS, RS, MJ, TA. Guarantor: VS

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