Non Familial Cherubism: A Case Report


Cherubism might occur in solitary cases or in several members of the family, often in many generations. Treatment depends on the clinical course of the disease. The reported case is an example of solitary sporadic occurrence within a family, which is a less documented condition in the literature.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3


  1. 1.

    Srichinthu KK, Yoithapprabhunath TR, Chitturi RT, Yamunadevi A, Potsangbam AD, Sningh DN (2016) Fibro osseous lesions-classifications, pathophysiology and importance of radiology: a short review. Int Biol Biomed J Winter 2(1):11–20

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    Kaur M, Shah S, Babaji P, Singh J, Nair D, Kamble SS (2014) Cherubism: a rare case report. J Nat Sci Biol Med 5:488–491

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    Prajapati VK (2013) Non-familial Cherubism. Contemp Clin Dent 4:88–89

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    Degala S, Mahesh KP, Monalisha (2015) Cherubism: a case report. J Maxillofac Oral Surg 14(1):S258–S262

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    Seward GR, Hankey GT (1957) Cherubism. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 10(10):952–974

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. 6.

    Jain V, Gamanagatti SR, Gadodia A, Kataria P, Bhatti SS (2007) Non-familial cherubism. Singap Med J 48:e253

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    Mehrotra D, Kesarwani A, Nandlal (2011) Cherubism: case report with review of literature. J Maxillofac Oral Surg 10(1):64–70

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references


This case report has not been financially supported by any person or institute.

Author information



Corresponding author

Correspondence to Sunaina Singla.

Ethics declarations

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

For this type of study, formal consent is not required.

Additional information

Publisher's Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Singla, S., Narula, R., Goyal, R. et al. Non Familial Cherubism: A Case Report. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 71, 865–867 (2019).

Download citation


  • Fibro-osseous lesions
  • Cherubism
  • Familial
  • Giant cells