lunes, 10 de octubre de 2022

Hereditary Gingival Fibromatosis in a pediatric patient - Characteristics and treatment

Hereditary Gingival Fibromatosis

Hereditary gingival fibromatosis is a rare, benign, genetic disorder characterized by progressive enlargement of the gingival tissue. It has no symptoms and can be generalized or localized.

The increase in the gum prevents or delays the eruption of primary or permanent teeth, also affects the aesthetics of the patient, generating diastemas and dental malposition. Treatment is surgical removal of the gingival tissue.


We share the clinical case report of a pediatric patient with hereditary gingival fibromatosis, the clinical and histological characteristics, diagnosis and treatment are addressed.

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Cunha JLS, Ramos MACDC, Regis DM, Sanch茅z-Romero C, de Andrade ME, Bezerra BT, de Albuquerque-J煤nior RLC. Generalized hereditary gingival fibromatosis in a child: clinical, histopathological and therapeutic aspects. Autops Case Rep. 2020 Jan 21;10(1):e2020140.

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