Misdiagnosed Widespread Eosinophilic Granuloma of the Mandible


Aydm M. A. , BAYKUL T. , Nastr S., Altuntas S. H. , Turkaslan S. S. , FINDIK Y.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.23, no.4, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3182565a93
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY

Abstract

Eosinophilic granuloma is the most common expression of Langerhans cell histiocytosis and corresponds with typical bone lesions. Early clinical signs can occur in the mandible and can cause extensive destruction of the periodontal tissues. Pathologic fracture is an unusual finding. A case of misdiagnosed eosinophilic granuloma in a 45-year-old man treated with free fibula flap and implant-supported overdenture prosthesis is reported. Free fibula flap with dental implants is a safe and reliable method for comprehensive functional and aesthetic mandibular defect reconstruction.