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European Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2021 April;5(1):27-30

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-3466.20.00208-8

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Tongue fibroma: surgical management and etiological challenge

Sarah TABBAI , El M. HARIRI, Fatimazahra BENKARROUM, Hakima CHHOUL

Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Prevention, Center of Consultation and Dental Treatment of Rabat, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco



Fibroma or local fibrous hyperplasia of the oral mucosa is the most common benign tumor of the oral cavity. It is usually a smooth, painless, slow growing, slightly lighter-than-normal surface lesion of adjacent healthy tissue. Women are twice as likely to develop it as men and the size of the fibroma can vary from a few millimeters to a few centimeters. The treatment of this lesion usually requires total excision; and recurrence is rare when the etiological factors are totally eliminated. Our clinical case is based on the presence of a fibroma of the tongue consecutive to anterior interdental diastema. We describe the management strategy of our case consisting in the elimination of the etiology by closing the diastema; and then performing a surgical removal of the fibroma.


KEY WORDS: Fibroma; Focal nodular hyperplasia; Tongue

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