Gingival Fibromatosis with Distinctive Facies – A Three Generation Case Report ZD05-ZD07
Dr. Sachin Kanagotagi,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, MGM Dental College and Hospital,
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra â€“ 410209, India.
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Hereditary gingival fibromatosis (HGF) is a rare disorder characterized by progressive and varying degrees of gingival overgrowth. Oral manifestations may vary from minimal involvement of only tuberosity area and the buccal gingiva around the lower molars to a generalized gingival enlargement. It can occur as an isolated disorder but can be one feature of a syndrome. Although the clinical and histopathological characteristics of HGF are well known and described, the pathogenic mechanism remains unknown. The goal of this article is to describe a family with three generations afflicted with a syndromic form of HGF known as gingival fibromatosis with distinctive facies, and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.