Case Report

Cherubism: A case report

Monica S. Msomi, Nondumiso N. Dlamini
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 21, No 1 | a1118 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v21i1.1118 | © 2017 Monica S. Msomi, Nondumiso N. Dlamini | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 November 2016 | Published: 21 April 2017

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Monica S. Msomi, Department of Radiology, Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Complex, College of Health Sciences, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Nondumiso N. Dlamini, Department of Radiology, Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Complex, College of Health Sciences, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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Abstract

Cherubism is rarely described in the African paediatric population. Orphanet currently lists cherubism as a rare disease; its prevalence is unknown and difficult to determine because of the wide clinical spectrum. Approximately 300 cases have been reported in various ethnic groups worldwide. This report analyses a child referred to our hospital for bilateral jaw swelling, diagnosed with cherubism based on clinical and radiological findings, and confirmed on histology.

Keywords

cherubism; lucent lesions of the jaw; jaw swelling

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