Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Gnathic Psammomatoid Ossifying Fibroma: Exceptional Cases

Praveen BN*, Shubhasini AR, Shubha G, Keerthi G, Shiladitya Sil and Swathi Mani

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, K L E Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India

*Correspondance to: Praveen BN 

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Juvenile Ossifying Fibroma (JOF) is a rare fibro-osseous neoplasm of the craniofacial bones, having locally aggressive behaviour and recurrence. The psammomatoid juvenile ossifying fibroma (PsJOF) is a variant of JOFs, occurring as extragnathic lesions in the sino-nasal and orbital bones. PsJOF is rarely seen in the jaw bones, with slight male predominance and mean age of occurrence between 16-33 years. PsJOF are central lesions manifesting radio-graphically as a radiolucent, mixed or radiopaque lesion which depends on the degree of calcification giving a ground glass appearance. PsJOF is histologically characterised by the presence of psammoma bodies which are concentric, lamellated calcified structures. We hereby report two unique cases of PsJOF, one occurring as a combined lesion, in association with Aneurysmal Bone Cyst in the maxilla and another case PsJOF presenting as soft tissue growth in an elderly female patient.


Fibro-osseous lesions; Juvenile ossifying Fibroma; Psammoma bodies; Aneurismal bone cyst


Praveen BN, Shubhasini AR, Shubha G, Keerthi G, Sil S, Mani S. Gnathic Psammomatoid Ossifying Fibroma: Exceptional Cases. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017; 2: 1357.

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