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INVITED REVIEW
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102-106

The diagnosis and management of giant cell lesions of the jaws


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Anthony M Pogrel
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco, 521 Parnassus Ave., Box - 0440, Room C522, San Francisco, CA - 94143-0440
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.101325

PMID: 23482697

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This article will review current thoughts with regard to the etiology, histopathology, diagnosis, and management of giant cell lesions of the jaws. It will attempt to point out the differences between these lesions and giant cell lesions elsewhere in the body and also the current techniques for medical management of these conditions including steroid injections, calcitonin treatment, and alpha interferon treatment.


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