Giant Cell Fibroma
The giant cell fibroma is a benign, fibrous tumor with multiple large fibroblasts, not associated with trauma or chronic irritation. The etiology of the lesion still remains unknown. It presents as a sessile or pedunculated nodule, usually less than 1 cm in diameter with a flat or papillary surface colored similar to the oral mucosa.
Two to five percent of all oral fibrous proliferations.
Peak incidence in the second decade and 60% in the first three decades.
Slightly more females (female-to-male ratio 1.3:1).
Predilection for the gingiva, mandible/maxilla nearly 2:1, besides, the tongue, palate, buccal mucosa, and lip.
Local surgical excision.
Recurrence is rare.