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


  • 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


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.


Central Giant Cell Tumor, Benign, Boy, Maxilla.

Subject Discipline


Full Text:


Ruiz BD, García F, Cuéllar CN, et al. Reparative giant cell granuloma in a pediatric patient. Med Oral Pathol Oral Cir Bucal 2007; 12E: 331- 5.

Marx RE, Stern D. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. A rationale for diagnosis and treatment. 1st ed. Quintessence publishing co, Inc; 2003.

Austin LT Jr, Dahlin DC, Royer RQ. Giant-cell reparative granuloma and related conditions affecting the jawbones. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1959; 12:1285-95.

Ash MM. Oral Pathology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA Lea & Febiger 1992. p. 108.

Batsakis JJ. Tumors of the head and neck: clinical and pathological considerations. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Williams & Wilkins 1979. p. 396.

Waldron CA, Shafer WG. The central giant cell reparative granuloma of the jaws. Am J Clin Pathol 1966; 45: 437-47.

Cohen MA, Hertzanu Y. Radiologic features, including those seen with computed tomography, of central giant cell granuloma of the jaws. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1988; 65: 255-61.

Chuong R, Kaban LB, Kozakewich H et al. Central giant cell lesions of the jaws: a clinicopathologic study. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1986; 44:70813.

Jacoway JR, Howell FV, Terry BC. Central giant cell granuloma: an alternative to surgical therapy (abstract). Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1988; 66:572.

Harris M. Central giant cell granuloma of the jaws regress with calcitonin therapy. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1993, 31:89-94.


  • There are currently no refbacks.