Eosinophilic granuloma

Eosinophilic granuloma

Characteristics
  • Benign osseous lesion that results from the abnormal proliferation of Langerhans cells.
  • Eosinophilic granuloma is the non malignant, localized form of the disease.
  • The posterior part of the mandible is the most common site. The lesions may be solitary or multiple and the involvement of the jaws is relatively common.
  • Radiographically usually appears as a periapical or inter radicular radiolucency with well or relatively ill defined borders. Most often the lesions are multiple with irregular borders and cortical infiltration is observed.
  • Clinically in some cases the condition resembles periodontal disease and teeth mobility or teeth loss is observed.
  • Eosinophilic granuloma has a good prognosis after treatment but in some cases recurrence is observed.

Cases

Esinophilic granuloma in the mandible (the same patient as in case 1)

Eosinophilic granuloma in the maxilla and in the mandible.

Eosinophilic granuloma in the maxilla and in the mandible.