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Image of the Week: A rare pediatric condition

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A 12-year-old male presents with a condition that began when he was a toddler and has progressively worsened.

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This patient has a rare genetic disorder called cherubism. Patients present with bilateral swelling of the jaw caused by the replacement of maxillary and mandibular bone with fibrous tissue and bony cysts. Surgery can be performed, though it is recommended...

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This patient has a rare genetic disorder called cherubism. Patients present with bilateral swelling of the jaw caused by the replacement of maxillary and mandibular bone with fibrous tissue and bony cysts. Surgery can be performed, though it is recommended to delay surgical intervention until after puberty as spontaneous regression may occur.

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