Erdheim-Chester disease of the jaws: literature review and case report.

  title={Erdheim-Chester disease of the jaws: literature review and case report.},
  author={C G Petrikowski and W T McGaw},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={90 3},
Erdheim-Chester disease is a rare systemic lipogranulomatous disorder of adults that shares some histopathologic features similar to Langerhans' cell histiocytosis and that results in characteristic radiographic changes in the long bones. Relatively few cases have been reported in the jaws. We present a literature review of jaw cases and the first case report to describe detailed radiographic and pathologic features of jaw involvement, as well as clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic… CONTINUE READING