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What causes fibrous dysplasia in the left mandible of a 6 year old?

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: My daughter is age 6 and was diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia in the left mandible last month. It all started with a swelling in left side of face and some pain which led us to her seeing a dentist, she was sent for a pan xray of face, which revealed nothing. We took her to see her pediatrician which referred her to an ENT specialist, his first assumption was a blockage in salivary gland. She had an ultrasound done, nothing showed up, and then a CT scan which showed the deformity in the jaw bone. She was then referred to a Maxiofacial Surgeon who she has been in his care since October 2014. She has so far had an ICAT scan, extensive blood work, a CT with contrast, a full body bone scan, and a bone biopsy in Feb 2015. The clinical diagnosis - R/O Fibrous Dysplsia, summary - junvenile trabecular ossifying fibroma. She has pain and swelling sometimes after 1 or 2 weeks of her face looking normal. Can you shed some light on what sort of treatment we can explore, surgery being the last option.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There is no drug treatment.

Detailed Answer:

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Thanks for your query

I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar

I have gone through your query , reports and understand your concern.
She is diagnosed with juvenile trabecular ossifying fibroma. It has surgery as treatment. There is no drug treatment.
There is no drug to cover fibroma, only analgesic such as ibuprofen can be given for pain relief.

You can discuss with your doctor about it.

Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.

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What causes fibrous dysplasia in the left mandible of a 6 year old?

Brief Answer: There is no drug treatment. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar I have gone through your query , reports and understand your concern. She is diagnosed with juvenile trabecular ossifying fibroma. It has surgery as treatment. There is no drug treatment. There is no drug to cover fibroma, only analgesic such as ibuprofen can be given for pain relief. You can discuss with your doctor about it. Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you. Wishing you a good health. Take care.