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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
March 2007
Volume 38 , Issue 3

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Central giant cell granuloma of the mandible in a 7-year-old boy: A case report

Yu-Ju Lin, DDS / Hong-San Chen, DDS, PhD / Hong-Rong Chen, DDS, PhD / Wen-Chen Wang, DDS, MS / Yuk-Kwan Chen, DDS, MS / Li-Min Lin, DDS, MS, PhD

Pages: 253259
PMID: 17334004

Central giant cell granuloma is a relatively uncommon benign bony lesion of a variably aggressive nature. This paper presents the case of a 7-year-old boy with central giant cell granuloma in the anterior mandible. In children with mixed dentition, a pathologic lesion could be the underlying cause of regular tooth mobility and exfoliation of primary teeth and can easily be overlooked, especially in cases that are not accompanied by an obvious bony expansion. The clinician needs to be aware of possible oral pathology when tooth mobility and displacement are present, and central giant cell granuloma should be considered in the differential diagnosis for children with maligned and mobile teeth. (Quintessence Int 2007;38:253259)

Key words: central giant cell granuloma, child, differential diagnosis, tooth exfoliation

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