Case contributed by Dr Andrés Morfin Vela


Progressive bilateral cheek swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Male

There is an expansive and lytic process affecting the maxilla and mandible in its entirety with preservation of the mandibular condyles. Inside the process, there’s a trabecular bony pattern with a “Bubble soap” appearance. 

The volume rendering images beautifully represent these characteristics. 

Case Discussion

Cherubism is an autosomal dominant disease with 100% penetrance in males. The boy's father has cherubism.

It's considered to be a variant of fibrous dysplasia, but histopathologically it is same as a giant cell granuloma. 

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Case information

rID: 68898
Published: 20th Jun 2019
Last edited: 7th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Nucleo Diagnostico Avanzado

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