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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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1
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India.
2
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
3
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rungta College of Dental Sciences and Research, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India.

Abstract

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.

KEYWORDS:

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

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