Revista clínica de periodoncia, implantología y rehabilitación oral
versión On-line ISSN 0719-0107
HARRIS RICARDO, J; LOPEZ ALVAREZ, A; MARTINEZ RANGEL, J y MARTINEZ SOTO, R. Hereditary gingival fibromatosis a rare genetic disease: case report. Rev. Clin. Periodoncia Implantol. Rehabil. Oral [online]. 2012, vol.5, n.2, pp.87-89. ISSN 0719-0107. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0719-01072012000200007.
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis is a rare disorder, associated with genetic factors, characterized by various degrees of attached gingival overgrowth, which generates emotional, aesthetic and functional disorders. This article reports the case of a 13-year-old female who presented a generalized severe gingival overgrowth, involving the maxillary and mandibular arches and covering almost the whole dentition. The family history was very important for the diagnosis of hereditary gingival fibromatosis, as the mother and a brother had the same disorder.
Palabras clave : Fibromatosis gingival; heredity; gingivectomy; child .