The surgical and orthodontic management of cherubism in a growing child☆

Publication year: 2011
Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2011

Chung How, Kau , Nada M., Souccar , Jeryl D., English , Sherif G., Kamel , Mark E., Wong

Cherubism is a rare non-neoplastic disease that affects the jaws causing significant destruction and disfigurement. The disease also affects the normal eruption, occlusion and function of the dento-alveolar complex. Cherubism may radiographically and histologically resemble central giant cell granuloma, fibrous dysplasia and other giant cell lesions. The case of a 15-year 4-month-old girl with no obvious facial swelling or signs of cherubism is described in this report. The patient presented with a dental malocclusion that included the ectopic eruption and displacement of teeth caused by the lesion. The radiographic findings derived from Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) technology are described….