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Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Jul-Dec;8(2):373-376. doi: 10.4103/ams.ams_177_17.

Cherubism in 12 Year Young Female.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India.
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rungta College of Dental Sciences and Research, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India.


Cherubism is a rare benign, autosomal-dominant inherited fibro-osseous lesion of jaw characterized by excessive bone degradation of the upper and lower jaws followed by the development of fibrous tissue masses. It is usually self-limiting; it starts in early childhood and involutes by puberty. The purpose of this clinical report is to describe a nonfamilial case of cherubism on a teenager female patient first treated by calcitonin nasal spray followed by surgical resection and recontouring after puberty.


Benign fibro-osseous lesion; calcitonin; cherubism; self-limiting pathology

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