Osteomyelitis of the frontal bone

  • C Osei-yeboah
  • J Neequaye
  • H Bulley
  • A Darkwa
Keywords: Skull osteomyelitis, brain abscess, subperiosteal abscess.


Osteomyelitis of the skull is a rare clinical presentation. It usually occurs as a complication of trauma or sinusitis. Its complications can be life
threatening though the initial symptoms and signs are subtle. Early diagnosis and appropriate management to prevent CNS complications reduce morbidity and mortality significantly. Intracranial complications of sinusitis, focal infections and meningitis remain a great challenge. Mortality from complications is 20-40%. The prevalence of skull osteomyelitis is about 1.5% of all osteomyelitis.

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print ISSN: 0016-9560