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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pedex.2006.09.002
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY EXTRA
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-300

Abstract

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.