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Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 2     12. Jan. 2010
Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 2  (12.01.2010)

Page 99-102, PubMed:20165741


Hereditary gingival fibromatosis: A report of four cases in the same family
Avelar, Rafael Linard / Campos, Gustavo José de Luna / Falcao, Paulo Germano de Carvalho Bezerra / Araújo, Fábio Andrey da Costa / de Carvalho, Ricardo Wathson Feitosa / Andrade, Emanuel Sávio de Souza
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis is characterized by a slow, progressive increase in the gingival tissue that develops as either an isolated disorder or as part of the clinical characteristics of diverse syndromes. The present case report describes a Brazilian family with individuals from three generations affected. The proposed treatment was maxillary and mandibular gingivectomy with 12 months of monitoring.

Keywords: collagen disorder, gingival enlargement, hereditary gingival fibromatosis