An unusual case of chronic osteomyelitis of the mandible.
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Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences
Chronic osteomyelitis of the mandible subsequent to skin infection is extremely rare. A 7-year old school girl presented with a localized chronic suppurative osteomyelitis of the mandible of about 15 months duration, due to spread from skin infection. The patient was subsequently treated by surgical excision of the sinus tract, necrotic tissue, granulation tissue and specks of sequestra in the bony lesion as well as antibiotic therapy. Healing was uneventful.
Osteomyelitis , Mandible
Adeyemo WL, Ladeinde AL, Ogunlewe MO, Bamgbose BO. An unusual case of chronic osteomyelitis of the mandible. Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences 2003; 2 (1): 47-49.