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Multiple jaw cysts-unveiling the Gorlin-Goltz syndrome.

Manjima S, Naik Z, Keluskar V, Bagewadi A - Contemp Clin Dent (2015)

Bottom Line: Dentist plays a major role in the diagnosis of this disease due to the oral and maxillofacial manifestations of the syndrome.Odontogenic keratocysts in such syndromic patients will be multiple and extensive and in some cases results in cortical expansion and facial disfigurement.Thorough clinical examination and investigations prompt an early confirmation of the syndrome, which is very essential to avoid morbidity associated with the syndrome.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KLE VKIDS, Belgaum, Karnataka Belgaum, India.

ABSTRACT
Gorlin-Goltz syndrome or basal cell nevus syndrome is a comparatively rare syndrome characterized by basal cell nevi, odontogenic keratocysts, and skeletal anomalies. Diagnosis is based on the major and minor clinical and radiographic criteria. Dentist plays a major role in the diagnosis of this disease due to the oral and maxillofacial manifestations of the syndrome. In some cases, jaw cysts are diagnosed by routine radiographs advised by the dentists. Odontogenic keratocysts in such syndromic patients will be multiple and extensive and in some cases results in cortical expansion and facial disfigurement. Thorough clinical examination and investigations prompt an early confirmation of the syndrome, which is very essential to avoid morbidity associated with the syndrome. Here, we report a case of multiple odontogenic cysts in a 16-year-old patient which later was diagnosed as a case of Gorlin Goltz syndrome.

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Mentions: In our case, the patient was referred to Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and underwent enucleation and curettage of cystic lesions [Figure 8]. Patient was informed about the syndrome and advised to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Six months postoperative radiograph showed good healing of cystic cavities with satisfactory bone formation. Patient is still kept under follow-up [Figure 9].


Multiple jaw cysts-unveiling the Gorlin-Goltz syndrome.

Manjima S, Naik Z, Keluskar V, Bagewadi A - Contemp Clin Dent (2015)

OPG showing healing of bone after 6 months
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Figure 9: OPG showing healing of bone after 6 months
Mentions: In our case, the patient was referred to Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and underwent enucleation and curettage of cystic lesions [Figure 8]. Patient was informed about the syndrome and advised to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Six months postoperative radiograph showed good healing of cystic cavities with satisfactory bone formation. Patient is still kept under follow-up [Figure 9].

Bottom Line: Dentist plays a major role in the diagnosis of this disease due to the oral and maxillofacial manifestations of the syndrome.Odontogenic keratocysts in such syndromic patients will be multiple and extensive and in some cases results in cortical expansion and facial disfigurement.Thorough clinical examination and investigations prompt an early confirmation of the syndrome, which is very essential to avoid morbidity associated with the syndrome.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KLE VKIDS, Belgaum, Karnataka Belgaum, India.

ABSTRACT
Gorlin-Goltz syndrome or basal cell nevus syndrome is a comparatively rare syndrome characterized by basal cell nevi, odontogenic keratocysts, and skeletal anomalies. Diagnosis is based on the major and minor clinical and radiographic criteria. Dentist plays a major role in the diagnosis of this disease due to the oral and maxillofacial manifestations of the syndrome. In some cases, jaw cysts are diagnosed by routine radiographs advised by the dentists. Odontogenic keratocysts in such syndromic patients will be multiple and extensive and in some cases results in cortical expansion and facial disfigurement. Thorough clinical examination and investigations prompt an early confirmation of the syndrome, which is very essential to avoid morbidity associated with the syndrome. Here, we report a case of multiple odontogenic cysts in a 16-year-old patient which later was diagnosed as a case of Gorlin Goltz syndrome.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus