Giant Cell Tumor of the Maxilla in an 8 Year Old Boy
Central giant cell tumors (CGCTs) of jawbones in pediatric patients present some particular characteristics with regard to their biological behavior. Such lesions are benign, locally aggressive, non-odontogenic, relatively uncommon tumors of the oral cavity, of unknown etiology accounting for less than 7 % of all benign jaw lesions in tooth bearing areas. Such a tumor usually occurs in the first three decades of life and has a predilection for females with predominance of the anterior
portion of the mandible, usually crossing the midline. We report an interesting case of CGCT of the anterior maxilla in an 8-year-old boy with a follow up of two years.
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