Cherubism: Case report and review of the Japanese literature

Hideo Kurokawa, Yoshihiro Yamashita, Shinobu Takeda, Min Zhang, Hiroshi Fukuyama, Ikuko Nishida, Tetsu Takahashi

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Cherubism is a disease of bone characterised by clinical, bilateral, painless enlargement of the jaws. This disease is classified as a non-neoplastic bone lesion in the World Health Organization histological typing of odontogenic tumours. Cherubism is an uncommon disease in Japan and may appear either as a solitary case or among multiple generations in a family. Since cherubism was first described in 1933, many cases have been reported in other countries, but only 13 cases have been reported in Japan. This report is of a 14-year-old girl with non-familial cherubism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-177
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Cherubism
  • Giant cell
  • Granuloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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