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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 723583, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/723583
Case Report

Gorham’s Disease of the Mandible

1Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Azeezia College of Dental Science & Research, Diamond Hills, Meeyannoor, Kollam, Kerala State 691537, India
2Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Kannur Dental College, Anjarakandy, Mamba, Kannur, Kerala State 670611, India

Received 23 May 2013; Accepted 28 July 2013

Academic Editors: G. Gómez-Moreno, C. Ledesma-Montes, and E. F. Wright

Copyright © 2013 Rathy Ravindran and Anila Karunakaran. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Gorham’s disease is a rare condition characterized by progressive osteolysis of bone with ultimate total disappearance of bone. The aetiology is undetermined. It may affect any bone of the body, although there is predilection for the pelvis, humerus, axial skeleton, and mandible. Because of the rarity, the disorder goes unrecognized. Various treatment modalities are undertaken with very limited success. We report a case of Gorham’s disease of mandible in a 62-year-old man and the literature is reviewed with emphasis on aetiology, diagnosis management.