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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 3 ( March, 2008 ) > List of Articles


Inflammatory Fibrous Hyperplasia Treated with a Modified Vestibuloplasty: A Case Report

Miguel Jaimes, Jose Muñante, Jaime Giuseppe Rodrizuez-Chessa, Sergio Olate, Jose Ricardo de Albergaria-Barbosa, Renato Mazzonetto, Leandro Eduardo Kiüppel

Citation Information : Jaimes M, Muñante J, Rodrizuez-Chessa JG, Olate S, de Albergaria-Barbosa JR, Mazzonetto R, Kiüppel LE. Inflammatory Fibrous Hyperplasia Treated with a Modified Vestibuloplasty: A Case Report. J Contemp Dent Pract 2008; 9 (3):135-141.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-9-3-135

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).



The purpose of this report is to present a case of surgical and prosthetic treatment of a woman with inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia (IFH) and her evaluation during a six month period.


IFH is a benign pathology, prevalent in female patients, and principally associated with ill-fitting prosthetic devices in need of adjustment. It is common for patients to require surgical removal of the hyperplastic tissue and fabrication of a new prosthesis.

Case Report

A 55-year-old female with a history of smoking presented with a chief complaint of missing the scheduled adjustment of her maxillary complete denture and the presence of moveable tissue under the denture. Surgical excision of the hyperplastic tissue followed with fixation of the prosthesis for six months to guide the healing of the soft tissue and to reshape the contours of the maxillary supporting tissues.


Surgical removal of hyperplasic soft tissue is a routine procedure, and the fixation of the prosthesis for the support of tissue during healing improves intraoral conditions for the fabrication of a new prosthesis in the future.


Jaimes M, Muñante J, Rodriguez-Chessa JG, Olate S, de Albergaria-Barbosa JR, Mazzonetto R, Klüppel LE. Inflammatory Fibrous Hyperplasia Treated with a Modified Vestibuloplasty: A Case Report. J Contemp Dent Pract 2008 March; (9)3:135-141.

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