An Unusual Case of Chronic Osteomyelitis of the Mandible

  • W. L. ADEYEMO Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, P.M.B. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • A. L. LADEINDE Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, P.M.B. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • M. O. OGUNLEWE Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, P.M.B. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • B. O. BAMGBOSE Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, P.M.B. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria.

Abstract

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.

Key WordS:Unusual case, chronic osteomyelitis.

[Nig. Jnl Health & Biomedical Sciences Vol.2(1) 2003: 47-49]
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