Cholesterol granuloma of the jaws: report of two cases


Alkan A. , Etoz O., Candirli C., Ulu M., Dayisoylu E. H.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.64, ss.86-88, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 64 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.86-88

Özet

Cholesterol granuloma (CG) is a foreign body reaction to the deposition and inadequate drainage of cholesterol crystals that are frequently found in association with chronic middle ear diseases but an uncommon entity in maxillary sinuses. The clinical symptoms are non-specific and depend on the localization and extent in each individual case. Bone erosion may be seen in cholesterol granuloma showing expansive growth. The differential diagnosis of CG includes cysts, mucocoeles and neoplasms. Radiological and histopathological findings are essential for diagnosis of CG. In this report it is aimed to introduce two new CG cases with its clinical, histopathological and radiological findings