Gorham’s disease of mandible: A case report
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Massive Osteolysis (MO) is a rare disease of unknown aetiology. It is even rarer in the maxillofacial region where less than 50 cases have been reported. Localised proliferation of endothelium of blood or lymphatic vessels resulting in destruction and resorption of bone is thought to be the cause of the disease. A case of MO resulting in total resorption of the left mandible in a 39 year old Nigerian male is presented. Endothelial proliferation was absent in this case, making it a variant of the established MO. It is also the first case to be reported in the West African sub region.
Massive osteolysis , Mandible , Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Ogunlewe, M.O., Ladeinde AL, Adeyemo WL, Gbotolorun OM, James O, Olojede AC, Ajayi OF. Gorham's disease of mandible: A case report. J Maxillofac Oral Surg 2008;7:278-281