Eosinophilic granuloma


  • Benign lytic lesion of bone characterized by the proliferation of Langerhans cells.
  • Usually adolescents and young adults.
  • Localized or multiple lesions.
  • In the jaws, more than 75% in mandible.
  • Round, monolocular, not corticated.
  • Destruction of the periodontal bone (loose teeth)without otherwise affecting the teeh (e.g. root resorption).

Differential diagnosis



Eosinophilic granuloma in the maxilla and in the mandible.

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