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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 869783, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/869783
Case Report

Familial Case of Cherubism from South India: Differential Diagnosis and Report of 2 Cases

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Best Dental Science College & Hospital, No. 69/1-A, Melur Road, Kodikulam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625104, India
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Best Dental Science College & Hospital, No. 69/1-A, Melur Road, Kodikulam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625104, India

Received 8 September 2014; Accepted 21 November 2014; Published 8 December 2014

Academic Editor: Luis Junquera

Copyright © 2014 Varun Muthuraman and Soundarya Srinivasan. 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

Cherubism is a rare familial multilocular cystic lesion of the jaws. The condition clinically appears as a bilateral symmetric swelling of the cheeks in children and is the primary reason for referral. It is a rare lesion of the jaws that has a dominant pattern of inheritance. We report two cases of cherubism, that of a boy and his mother suggestive of a strong familial incidence. A variety of lesions of the jaw mimic this condition and hence the differential diagnosis has been emphasised.