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Sabah Nuri Mizel Ali F Al-Zubaidee

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    Cherubism is an autosomal dominant, very rare benign fibro-osseous lesion, with an estimation of only 300 cases have been reported worldwide. Cherubism is characterized clinically by bilateral symmetrical self-limiting jaw enlargement starts in the childhood or early teens.Mandible is mostly affected although maxilla and zygomatic bones may be involved but to a lower extent), and is associated with tooth displacement and severe malocclusion. Histopathologically, it is indistinguishable from giant cell lesions therefore the clinical manifestations of the disease remain the Gold Stone.

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