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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2016, Issue 3

López HML, Picco DMI, Lagunes LM
Cherubism, review of the literature and report of a clinical case
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Maxilofac 2016; 12 (3)

Language: Español
References: 20
Page: 86-92
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Cherubism is a rare hereditary osteopathy, but frequently it appears as a spontaneous mutation affecting both the maxilla and the mandible. It causes several osteolysis due to substitution of normal bone by fibroconective tissue, with a marked enlargement of the bone, which causes overgrowth of the maxilla and cheeks, upward gaze and a round and symmetric face resulting in a gross appearance resembling a cherub. We present a case of cherubism in an 18-year old male patient with a 10-year follow up, who has progressive enlargement in facial dimensions.

Key words: Cherubism, osteopathy, fibroconective.


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