1987 Volume 33 Issue 11 Pages 2126-2130
Eosinophilic granulomas of bones associated with abnormal chest radiographic findings are extremely rare.
Here we report case of an eosinophilic granuloma of the mandible associated with abnormal chest radiographic findings in a 27-year-old man. During the course of the first medical examination, the patient complained of an oppresive pain on the anterior labial gingival region (3 to 3). Histological findings were compatible with those of eosinophilic granuloma. X-ray examination revealed a diffuse radiolucent area in the median region of the mandible (3 to 2); also ring and reticular shadows in both lung fields. These findings suggested an eosinophilic granuloma with metastasis in the lungs after puncutre biopsy was not clearly established and the patient refused an open biopsy. During the 3 year follow up period, and up to the present, although the X-ray examination reveals a minor enlargement of the radiopaque areas in the lungs the patient has showed no subjective symptoms in relation to these lesions.