Cherubism is a disease of bone characterised by clinical, bilateral, painless enlargement of the jaws. This disease is classified as a non-neoplastic bone lesion in the World Health Organization histological typing of odontogenic tumours. Cherubism is an uncommon disease in Japan and may appear either as a solitary case or among multiple generations in a family. Since cherubism was first described in 1933, many cases have been reported in other countries, but only 13 cases have been reported in Japan. This report is of a 14-year-old girl with non-familial cherubism.
- Giant cell
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine