A Pediatric Case of Gorham Disease with Extensive Maxillofacial Involvement
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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