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Jain V, Gamanagatti SR, Gadodia A, Kataria P, Bhatti SS
Correspondence: Dr Vaibhav Jain, email@example.com
Cherubism is a disease that usually affects the jaws in the paediatric population, mostly below five years of age. Radiologically, it closely resembles fibrous dysplasia and other giant cell lesions of the mandible. Computed tomography (CT) is helpful in defining the true extent of cherubic lesions, which is often not possible on radiographs due to the overlapping facial bones. We describe the radiographical and CT features of cherubism in a 12-year-old boy and highlight the ability of multidetector CT and various post-processing techniques to accurately depict the anatomical extent of the cherubic lesions.
Keywords: cherubism, computed tomography, giant cell lesions, mandible, multidetector computed tomography
Singapore Med J 2007; 48(9): e253–e257