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Brazilian Dental Journal

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FONSECA, Luciana Cardoso; FREITAS, João Batista de; MACIEL, Pedro Hernane  and  CAVALCANTI, Marcelo Gusmão Paraiso. Temporal bone involvement in Cherubism: case report. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2004, vol.15, n.1, pp. 75-78. ISSN 1806-4760.

Cherubism is a rare benign hereditary fibro-osseous disease involving the mandible and maxilla. We report a case of cherubism in a 10-year-old girl for which the panoramic radiograph was insufficient for diagnosis of the disease. Clinical, histological, and radiological findings were discussed. The CT was taken and it confirmed not only the involvement of the jaws but also of the temporal bone. This was not found in the conventional radiograph.

Keywords : cherubism; jaws; computed tomography; x-ray; dental radiograph.

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