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Cherubism: diagnostic imaging and review of the literature in Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8734715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cherubism is a nonneoplastic disease of bone characterized by clinical, bilateral, painless enlargements of the jaws that are said to give the patient a cherubic appearance. Cherubism may appear in solitary cases or in many members of the family, often in multiple generations. On radiography the lesions have the appearance of bilateral multilocular radiolucent areas. On histopathologic evaluation the lesions show proliferating fibrous connective tissue containing numerous multinucleated giant cells. Since it was first described by Jones in 1933, many cases have been documented without restriction to any one country or ethnic group, but only a few cases have been reported in Japan, apparently because it is rare here. We report a case of cherubism in a 15-year-old boy and review the Japanese literature.
G Hitomi; N Nishide; K Mitsui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1079-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-23     Completed Date:  1996-09-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Fukui Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cherubism / blood,  diagnosis*,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Gadolinium / diagnostic use
Gallium Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiography, Panoramic
Technetium Tc 99m Medronate / diagnostic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gallium Radioisotopes; 63347-66-0/Technetium Tc 99m Medronate; 7440-54-2/Gadolinium

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