Fibro-osseous lesions of the maxillofacial bones

Head Neck Pathol. 2013 Mar;7(1):5-10. doi: 10.1007/s12105-013-0430-7. Epub 2013 Mar 5.


Fibro-osseous lesions of the maxillofacial bones should be classified based on their radiographic growth pattern. This method can simplify this category of lesions, which have considerable overlapping histologic features. These neoplasms can be grouped into three categories: (a) fibrous dysplasia; (b) ossifying fibroma; (c) and osseous dysplasia. Important lesions in the differential diagnosis are osteoblastoma and giant cell reparative granuloma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Diseases / pathology*
  • Facial Bones / pathology*
  • Fibroma, Ossifying / pathology
  • Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone / pathology
  • Humans
  • Maxilla / pathology*
  • Osteoma / pathology