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Jaw cyst-Basal cell nevus-Bifid rib syndrome: A case report

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Author(s): Rai S | Gauba K

Journal: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
ISSN 0970-4388

Volume: 25;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 137;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Chemical cauterization | Carnoy′s solution | enucleation | Gorlin-Goltz syndrome | odontogenic keratocyst

ABSTRACT
Jaw cyst-Basal cell nevus-Bifid rib syndrome or Gorlin-Goltz syndrome involves multiple organ system. The most common findings include multiple odontogenic keratocysts in the jaws and basal cell nevus on the skin that have an early age onset. These multiple odontogenic keratocysts warrant aggressive treatment at the earliest because of the damage and possible complications associated with them. Recurrence in these lesions is the most characteristic feature that has to be taken in consideration while explaining the prognosis to the patient. A case report of a child affected with Gorlin-Goltz syndrome diagnosed, treated and followed at this hospital is presented here.
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