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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 7-10
Vanishing bone disease: An enigma

1 Department of Oral Pathology, Government Dental College, Raipur, Chattisgarh, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Government Dental College, Nagpur, Maharastra, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College, Raipur, Chattisgarh, India
4 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Government Dental College, Raipur, Chattisgarh, India

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Fatema Yusuf Saify
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_112_20

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Vanishing bone disease is a rare clinical entity with unknown etiology. This disease affects individual irrespective of age or sex. Various names have been used in the literature to describe this condition such as Gorham's disease, phantom bone disease, massive osteolysis, disappearing bone disease and acute spontaneous absorption of bone. The pathogenesis is unknown and the treatment still remains controversial. Considering the rarity of the disease, we report here an interesting and unique case of massive osteolysis of the lower jaw that affected the mandibular basal and alveolar bone. The diagnoses lead on the association of clinical, radiological and histological features.

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