Excision of a traumatic fibroma with diode laser in a pediatric patient: case report


  • Isabel Cristina Silva-Mancera Private office
  • Francia Elena Triana-Escobar Universidad del Valle
  • Libia Soto-Llanos Universidad del Valle http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3252-7558




Diode laser, Fibroma, Reactive hyperplasia, Chromophores


Fibroma is currently considered the most common reactive hyperplasia of fibrous connective tissue in response to local trauma in the oral cavity. This case deals with the excision of a traumatic fibroma using diode laser (Epic X, wavelength of 940nm, continuous mode, 5W power), whose energy is absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin (chromophores) and is indicated in soft tissue surgeries, favoring coagulation. The results are consistent with the benefits demonstrated in the scientific literature: better visibility in the surgical act due to achieved hemostasis, excellent postoperative phase due to the absence of pain and inflammation, with no need for analgesic medication, no use of sutures, no scarring and no recurrence. It is a safe and fast procedure that also allows performing a histopathological study without altering the tissues to be examined. In the case presented here, the histopathological study confirmed the presumptive diagnosis of fibroma.

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Author Biographies

Isabel Cristina Silva-Mancera, Private office

DDS and Periodontist, Universidad del Valle. Master in dental laser therapy, University of Aachen, Germany

Francia Elena Triana-Escobar, Universidad del Valle

DDS, Universidad del Valle. Pediatric Dentistry and Maxillary Orthopedics, Universidad del Valle, assistant professor, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Valle

Libia Soto-Llanos, Universidad del Valle

DDS, Universidad del Valle, Pediatric Dentist, Universidad CES, Medellín, Master in Administration, Universidad del Valle, Professor, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Valle


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How to Cite

Silva-Mancera, I. C., Triana-Escobar, F. E., & Soto-Llanos, L. (2019). Excision of a traumatic fibroma with diode laser in a pediatric patient: case report. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 31(1-2), 162–170. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.rfo.v31n1-2a14