Gorozhanina A.I., Grachev N.S., Rogozhin D.V., Krasnov A.S., Zyabkin I.V., Novichkova G.A. Diagnosis and surgical treatment of juvenile ossifying fibroma: a literature review. Head and neck. Russian Journal. 2021;9(3):96–105 (In Russian). The authors are responsible for the originality of the data presented and the possibility of publishing illustrative material – tables, figures, photographs of patients.
Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is a rare benign fibro-osseous tumor that occurs mainly in childhood and is characterized by an aggressive growth pattern. Facial bones, craniofacial and sinonasal areas are the most common sites of JOF development. According to the morphological picture, JOF is subdivided into psammomatoid (JPOF) and trabecular (JTOF) types. Many questions arise regarding diagnosis and treatment of JOF among specialists in head and neck surgery. This fact is largely associated with the rarity of the pathology, paucity of scientific publications in domestic and foreign literature, the lack of guidelines for the management of patients with JOF. The most discussed issues are the choice of a surgical treatment method, the necessity and timing for the reconstructive surgery, as well as the differences between the two types of JOF: psammomatoid and trabecular. Despite the existing data including the results of systematic reviews, there is still no consensus regarding these issues among specialists. The aim of the study is to analyze the currently existing data on the diagnosis, clinical features, and treatment of JOF based on the published literature.
Key words: juvenile ossifying fibroma, ossifying fibroma, juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma, juvenile trabecular ossifying fibroma, psammomatoid type, trabecular type, benign fibro-osseous lesion, tumor, sinonasal, craniofacial, jaw tumor
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