Cherubism in Siblings: A Case Report

Ongole, Ravikiran and Pillai, Rejeev S. and Pai, Keerthilatha M. (2003) Cherubism in Siblings: A Case Report. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 69 (3). pp. 150-154.

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Cherubism is a non-neoplastic bone disease characterized by clinically evident bilateral, painless enlargements ofthe jaws that are said to give the patient a cherubic appearance. Cherubism may appear in solitary cases or in manymembers of the same family, often in multiple generations. On radiography, the lesions exhibit bilateral multilocular radiolucent areas. Histopathologic evaluation reveals proliferating fibrous connective tissue containing numerousmultinucleated giant cells. Since the first description of this condition in 1933, almost 200 cases have been reported. We describe cherubism in 2 siblings and briefly review the literature on this subject.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cherubism/diagnosis; cherubism/pathology; mandibular diseases/pathology
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 19 May 2012 10:56
Last Modified: 19 May 2012 10:56

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