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Three cases of cholesterol granuloma in the mandible

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Issue Date
2007
Publisher
대한구강악안면방사선학회
Citation
Korean J Oral Maxillofac Radiol 2007;37:225-30
Keywords
Cholesterol GranulomaMandibleDiagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Cholesterol granuloma is an unusual clinical entity described as an inflammatory granulation in response to the deposit of cholesterol crystals. It can develop in any portion of air cells within the temporal bone as a result of a lack of aeration and inadequate drainage, especially in the middle ear cavity. Here, we report very unusual three cases of cholesterol granuloma developed in mandible. In the first case a 68-year-old male with a large mass arising from the mandible was observed. Panoramic radiograph and computed tomography scans revealed a huge expanding lesion in the mandible. In the second case a 47-year-old female with a cystic lesion in the mandible was observed. And in the third case a 19-year-old male complaining atypical facial pain had a large lesion in the mandibular ramus. The histopathologic examinations of the cases showed numerous cholesterol crystals surrounded by multinucleated foreign body giant cells.
ISSN
1229-8212
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/73557
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