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Cherubism: A Case Report

Purshottam Jasuja

Keywords : Cherubism, multilocular radiolucencies, self limiting, autosomal dominant, fibro-osseous disorder, osteoclastic lesions, multinucleated giant cells

Citation Information : Jasuja P. Cherubism: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2009; 2 (3):49-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1019

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


Cherubism, a pediatric disease, is a self limiting non-neoplastic autosomal dominant fibro-osseous disorder of jaws. It is a self limiting disease and rarely apparent before the age of two years. It occurs in children and predominantly in boys. It is characterized by clinical bilateral swelling of cheeks due to bony enlargement of jaws that give the patient a typical ‘cherubic’ look. Regression occurs during puberty when the disease stabilizes after the growth period leaving some facial deformity and malocclusion. Cherubism may occur in solitary cases or in many members of the family, often in multiple generations. Radiographically, lesion appears as bilateral multilocular radiolucent areas. Since it was first described by Jones in 1933, many cases have been documented. Here a case of 8 years old cherubic child, with his clinical appearance as well as radiological evaluation and discussion about clinical outcome are presented. The patient was diagnosed but not treated.

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