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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 310-315

Brown tumor in mandible as a first sign of vitamin D deficiency: A rare case report and review

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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K V Arunkumar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Subharti Dental College, NH-58 DelhiHaridwar Bypass Road, Subhartipuram, Meerut - 250 005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.93778

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Central giant cell granulomas (CGCGs) are uncommon but the most aggressive benign intraosseous tumors of jaws, with an unpredictable outcome. They account for less than 7% of all benign jaw lesions, with a female to male ratio of about 2:1. The classical "brown tumor" is commonly seen in the long bones, pelvis, and ribs. Facial bone involvement is rare and usually appears as solitary or multilocular soap bubble like radiolucencies. CGCGs are traditionally treated by both surgical and intralesional injection, with a variable recurrence rate. Here, we report a 12-year-old female patient with mandibular brown tumor as a first sign of secondary hyperthyroidism induced due to vitamin D deficiency and hypocalcemia.

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