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Fibroma is the most common benign mesenchymal tumor of the soft tissues of the oral cavity.

Description[edit | edit source]

  • It is usually sessile, arching above the surface, sometimes also stalked.
  • It is small, usually up to 2 cm.
  • Microscopically, it is very similar to post-inflammatory fibromatous hyperplasia.
  • Fibroma can also be caused by irritation, then we call it epulis fibromatosis.

Location[edit | edit source]

  • It usually occurs on the facial mucosa, tongue, in the vestibule, on the lips, palate, gums.

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Source[edit | edit source]

  • LIŠKA, Karel. orofaciální patologie. 1. vydání. 1983.