Gorham's disease


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Gorham's disease

[gor′əmz]
Etymology: Lemuel Whittington Gorham, American physician, 1885-1968
a gradual, but often complete, resorption of a bone or group of bones, which may be associated with multiple hemangiomas. It usually occurs in children or young adults, sometimes following trauma, but its cause is unknown.
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Because early diagnosis is crucial to prevent significant morbidity and in some cases even mortality, surgeons should consider including Gorham's disease among the differential diagnosis of pathological entities leading to tooth mobility and later osteolysis.
Anavi Y, Sabes WR, Mintz S (1989) Gorham's disease affecting the maxillofacial skeleton.