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CASE REPORT

Chronic Suppurative Osteomyelitis of Subcondylar Region: A Case Report

G Ravi Kumar, Basheer Ahmed Syed, N Prasad, SP Praveen

Keywords : Osteomyelitis, Chronic suppurative, Sequestra, Surgical debridement

Citation Information : Kumar GR, Syed BA, Prasad N, Praveen S. Chronic Suppurative Osteomyelitis of Subcondylar Region: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013; 6 (2):119-123.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1202

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Chronic suppurative osteomyelitis (CSO) of the maxillofacial region is primarily caused by infections of odontogenic microorganisms. It may also arise as a complication of dental extractions, maxillofacial trauma, inadequate treatment of a fracture and irradiation to the mandible. This condition is characterized by areas of devitalized bone (sequestra) which serves as a nidus for recurrent episodes of infection. This case report describes a case of CSO in an untreated right subcondylar fracture of the mandible which was successfully treated with a combination of antibiotic therapy and surgical debridement in an 8-year-old boy. How to cite this article: Kumar GR, Syed BA, Prasad N, Praveen SP. Chronic Suppurative Osteomyelitis of Subcondylar Region: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013;6(2): 119-123.


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