Extensive Aggressive Central Giant Cell Granuloma of the Mandible: Conservative Steroids Treatment in a Pediatric Patient
01 October 2016
21 February 2017
13 April 2017 (online)
Central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) is a relatively rare intraosseous lesion, described by the World Health Organization as a localized proliferation consisting of fibrous tissue with hemorrhage deposits, the presence of osteoclast-like cells, and reactive bone formation. In this article, the authors present their experience in managing a wide, aggressive CGCG of the whole tooth-bearing mandible in a 9-year-old pediatric patient. The extension of the lesion and the age of the patient have presented a double challenge concerning treatment and outcome. If fact the main objective remains a correct therapeutic treatment, focused on healing the patient and avoiding recurrences, the clinician must be careful in preventing an excessive morbidity. The authors decided to treat the young patient with intralesional corticosteroid therapy, reserving surgery in case of non-response or for subsequent refinements. In this article is presented the authors' conservative treatment protocol with intralesional corticosteroid injection and their results are compared with literature's data.