Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 64–70 | Cite as

Cherubism: Case Report with Review of Literature

Case Report


Cherubism is a rare hereditary fibro-osseous lesion characterized by painless expansion of jaws in childhood and is known to regress without treatment after puberty. Wait and watch approach has been advocated by many authors. The disease starts early in life manifesting itself fully in the second decade of life and is almost regressed in the third decade. Here, we report two cases of cherubism with clinico-radiographic presentation of its classical features in their third and fourth decade of life respectively and review the literature.


Cherubism Fibro osseous Maxillary lesion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryCSMMU, Formerly King George’s Medical UniversityLucknowIndia
  2. 2.LucknowIndia
  3. 3.Department of PeriodonticsCSMMU, Formerly King George’s Medical UniversityLucknowIndia

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