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Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jul;2(2):102-6. doi: 10.4103/2231-0746.101325.

The diagnosis and management of giant cell lesions of the jaws.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.


This article will review current thoughts with regard to the etiology, histopathology, diagnosis, and management of giant cell lesions of the jaws. It will attempt to point out the differences between these lesions and giant cell lesions elsewhere in the body and also the current techniques for medical management of these conditions including steroid injections, calcitonin treatment, and alpha interferon treatment.


Alpha interferon treatment; craniofacial lesions; giant cell lesions

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