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Cherubism

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Grossly expanded mandible with abnormal bone.

CT

Grossly expanded mandible.

Case Discussion

There is a grossly expanded mandible with abnormal bone texture. Feautures here are of cherubism which is an autosomal dominant condition presenting in children as bilateral and symmetrical fullness around the jaw. It has previously been considered a variant of fibrous dysplasia, but it is a distinct entity.

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Case information

rID: 14110
Published: 28th Jun 2011
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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