CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-45

Cherubism: Case report and review of literature


1 Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Bayero University/ Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University/ Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Akhiwu B Idemudia
Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, PMB 3452, Kano, Post Code 700001, Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/2276-7096.148699

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Cherubism is a rare autosomal dominant genetic defect of bone remodeling which characteristically affects the mandible alone or both the mandible and the maxilla and does not occur in any other bone of the body. Nasal obstruction may occur in patients with cherubism as a result of involvement of the middle concha. Cherubism like any other genetic disease is incurable. Treatment, therefore, is based on the natural and clinical course of the disease.


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