A Rare Case of Angiofibroma Mimicking Fibrous Epulis in Posterior Gingival Mucosa

  • Annete Nabila Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Ni Putu Mira Sumarta Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Okky Prasetio Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Mohammad Soewandhie General Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia
Keywords: Angiofibroma, Fibrous Epulis, Gingival Angiofibroma, Gingival Mucosa

Abstract

Angiofibromas are highly vascular, locally aggressive but histologically benign tumors. A 40-year-old woman complaint of pedunculated mass in the right gingiva of the posterior region since 7 months earlier. Surgical excisional biopsy under general anesthesia was performed. Histopathological examination showed an angiofibroma. Angiofibromas are localized in the superficial soft tissue and the gingiva could have a similar clinical appearance as an epulis. Definitive diagnosis was determined through histopathological analysis.

Published
2021-11-24