Imaging Characteristics of Cherubism

Francesca D. Beaman, Laura W. Bancroft, Jeffrey J. Peterson, Mark J. Kransdorf, Mark D. Murphey, David M. Menke

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OBJECTIVE. We sought to describe the radiographic and imaging features of cherubism. CONCLUSION. Cherubism is a rare osseous disorder of children and adolescents. Although the radiologic characteristics of cherubism are not pathognomonic, the diagnosis is strongly suggested by bilateral relatively symmetric jaw involvement that is limited to the maxilla and mandible. Imaging typically shows expansile remodeling of the involved bones, thinning of the cortexes, and multilocular radiolucencies with a coarse trabecular pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1051-1054
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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