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Ossifying fibroma is a benign bone neoplasm. Clinically it appears as a painless slow-growing well-circumscribed swelling more often seen in the mandible. It is more commonly found in the third and fourth decades of life, especially among women. Radiographically, it appears as a well-demarcated lesion with radiodense and radiolucent areas. Surgical excision is recommended.

Figure 1: Ossifying fibroma. Mandibular occlusal view showing mixed lesion predominantly radiopaque extending from the first premolar to the third molar region. Buccal and lingual cortical plate expansion can be seen.
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