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International journal of odontostomatology

On-line version ISSN 0718-381X

Abstract

BARAJAS-PEREZ, Víctor Hiram et al. Chronic Suppurative Osteomyelitis of the Mandible Treated with Antibiotics Complemented with Surgical Treatment: A Case Report. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2017, vol.11, n.3, pp.261-265. ISSN 0718-381X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-381X2017000300261.

Osteomyelitis is an infection that affects bone and bone marrow, it occurs due to inoculation of microorganisms either directly or by continuous accumulation through a hematogenous way. Female patient, 64 years old, presenting an increase of volume of the parotid masseteric region and right submandibular region, with approximately two weeks of evolution, which had a slightly fluctuating, hyperemic and hyperthermic indurated consistency; the patient complained of severe pain. CT scan and biopsy was indicated. It is imperative to identify the causative agent; the use of antibiotics must be complemented by surgical treatment to eliminate the possibility of a remaining infection.

Keywords : chronic osteomyelitis; suppurative osteomyelitis; mandibular osteomyelitis..

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