Recurrent Cherubism in an Adult Patient

Demirtas N., Barut O., ÖZCAN İ., BAYER S., Kazancioglu H. O.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.26, no.3, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Cherubism is an uncommon, nonneoplastic, fibro-osseous disorder of the jaws in childhood and adolescence. It affects the jaw bones by deforming the cortical shell. Clinical features include progressive painless and mostly bilateral expansion of the mandible and/or maxilla. Because fibrous connective tissue replaces osseous tissue, radiographic features generally include expansile osteolytic lesions and a ground-glass appearance. Several treatment protocols for cherubism have been recommended in the literature; however, despite surgical curettage treatment, recurrences may occur.