Surgery and calcitonin therapy in childhood central giant cell granuloma

YAZICI N., YALÇIN B., YILMAZ T., AKYÜZ C., Oguz K. K., Sungur A., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY EXTRA, vol.1, no.4, pp.297-300, 2006 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Central giant cell granuloma is a rare and a benign lesion of the jaws. Conventional treatment is surgery but other approaches including calcitonin are being used in unresectable cases. Herein, we report a case of maxillary tumor causing prominent asymmetry and swelling in the face of a young girl who was effectively treated with surgery following unsuccessful calcitonin therapy. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.