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  • Otolaryngology 2013, Vol 3(3): 139
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000139

A Pediatric Case of Gorham Disease with Extensive Maxillofacial Involvement

Mark S Toma1, Samer Al-khudari2 and Vanessa G Schweitzer2*
1Albany Medical Center, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, , Albany, NY, USA
2Henry Ford Health System, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, , Detroit, MI, USA
*Corresponding Author : Vanessa G Schweitzer, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Medical Group, 2799 W Grand Blvd, (K8 Clinic Building), Detroit, MI 48202, USA, Tel: 313-916-3281, Fax: 313-916-7263, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 17, 2013 / Accepted Date: Jul 26, 2013 / Published Date: Aug 02, 2013


Objectives: To present a rare pediatric case of Gorham disease with craniofacial involvement. Study design: Case report and literature review.

Methods: Literature review of craniofacial Gorham disease in pediatrics and discussion of a representative case within our health system.

Results: A nine year old male presented after mandibular dental trauma. Massive maxillofacial osteolysis ensued. Photographs and radiologic images demonstrate the dysmorphic facial features of this case of Gorham disease.

Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, our case represents the fourth case in the literature to document Gorham disease in a male pediatric patient with mandibular involvement.

Keywords: Gorham disease, Vanishing bone disease, Massive osteolysis

Citation: Toma MS, Al-khudari S, Schweitzer VG (2013) A Pediatric Case of Gorham Disease with Extensive Maxillofacial Involvement. Otolaryngology 3:139. Doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000139

Copyright: © 2013 Toma MS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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