Ossifying fibroma is a benign fibro-osseous lesion arising from the periodontal ligament cells. The lesion may progressively enlarge with the mass affecting the mandible or maxilla, resulting in facial deformities and tooth displacement despite its benign nature. Here, we presented a case of an 18-year-old female with ossifying fibroma in the maxilla extending to the maxillary sinus, infraorbital area, and skull base, resulting in considerable facial asymmetry. Since the primary treatment of ossifying fibroma is surgical resection, it is essential to determine the areas where the lesion has expanded, where a 3-dimensional computed tomography scan could play a critical role in providing such information. A complete surgical excision and histopathologic examination in treating this patient are crucial, made possible by a meticulous preoperative radio imaging technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-921
Number of pages7
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024


  • Fibro-osseous lesion
  • Maxilla
  • Ossifying fibroma


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