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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-29

Cherubism in siblings: A case report


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashatra, India

Correspondence Address:
P Kothari
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Room No. 440, College Building, Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal general Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, Maharashatra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.31986

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Cherubism is a benign disease of bones affecting the jaws and giving a characteristic cherubic appearance to the patient. On radiography, the lesions exhibit bilateral multilocular radiolucent areas. Histopathology shows numerous multinucleated giant cells in the background of proliferating fibrous connective tissue. Cherubism can be a solitary case. The present report describe cherubism in two siblings and briefly review the literature on this subject.






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