- * * *Hereditary giant cell lesions of the jaws beginning in early childhood; multilocular radiolucencies and progressive symmetric painless swelling of the jaws; bilateral; occurs with no associated systemic manifestations. SYN: fibrous dysplasia of jaws. [Hebr. kerubh, cherub]
* * *cher·ub·ism 'cher-(y)ə-.biz-əm n a hereditary condition characterized by swelling of the jawbones and esp. in young children by a characteristic facies marked by protuberant cheeks and upturned eyes
* * *cher·ub·ism (cherґəb-iz-əm) [cherub + -ism] hereditary and progressive bilateral swelling at the angle of the mandible, sometimes involving the entire jaw. The swelling imparts a cherubic look to the face, in some cases enhanced by upturning of the eyes. Called also fibrous dysplasia of jaw and familial bilateral giant cell tumor.
Cherubism resulting in fullness of the maxilla.
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