Giant Cell Tumor of the Maxilla in an 8 Year Old Boy


Affiliations

  • Sai Shree Hospital, Cleft and Craniofacial Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospit, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Institute of Dental Sciences, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India
  • Institute of Dental Sciences, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Bhubaneshwa, Orissa, India

Abstract

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.


Keywords

Central Giant Cell Tumor, Benign, Boy, Maxilla.

Subject Discipline

Dentistry

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