Cherubism: case report and review of the literature and imaging findings

Cherubim is a non-neoplastic hereditary bone disease characterized by bilateral, painless enlargements of the mandible and maxilla in children, producing the cherubic appearance. Cherubism may appear as an isolated case or in members of the same family. We report the case of a girl without familial history of cherubism who presented expansile osteolytic lesions in the mandible and maxilla, demonstrated by radiological exams.

Cherubism; Mandibular diseases; Radiology; Computed tomography

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