Cherubism: Case report

Sho Jen Cheng, Jon Kway Hwang, Chia Teh Ou, Jackson Chin Jer Lin, Chin Yin Sheu

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Cherubism is a rare hereditary fibro-osseous disease involving both jaws. It usually becomes noticeable in childhood but begins to regress spontaneously after puberty. Familiarity with the characteristic radiographic appearance, the site and extent of the lesion, the affected age and the natural course of this disease can avoid unnecessary surgical intervention in a little child unless esthetic or functional consideration is concerned. Herein we present a sporadic case and review the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Jaws
  • Jaws, abnormalities
  • Jaws, CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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