Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 7--10

Vanishing bone disease: An enigma


Fatema Yusuf Saify1, Suchitra Gosavi2, Shilpa Jain3, Meenakshi Sood4 
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

Correspondence Address:
Fatema Yusuf Saify
Sector 1, Messonate-35, Shankarnagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Saify FY, Gosavi S, Jain S, Sood M. Vanishing bone disease: An enigma.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2021;25:7-10


How to cite this URL:
Saify FY, Gosavi S, Jain S, Sood M. Vanishing bone disease: An enigma. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 17 ];25:7-10
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