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Gingival growths are one of the most frequently encountered lesions in the oral cavity. Most of these lesions are innocuous, but some do have malignant potential. Different lesions with similar clinical presentations make it difficult to arrive at a correct diagnosis. One of the infrequently occurring gingival lesions is peripheral ossifying fibroma. Lesions with histological features similar to POF have been given various names, adding to the confusion. We report the varied clinicopathological features of peripheral ossifying fibroma with calcification and investigate the possible etiopathogenesis of this disease.

Peripheral ossifying fibroma
surgical excision
periodontal ligament.
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