TITLE

Osteomyelitis of the mandible following third molar surgery: A regrettable consequence in a healthy patient

AUTHOR(S)
Schoen, Ralf; Suarez-Cunqueiro, Maria M.; Metzger, Marc C.; Schmelzeisen, Rainer
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Quintessence International;May2009, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p351
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This clinical case describes mandibular osteomyelitis in a healthy 31-year-old man as a severe complication following third molar removal. Recurrent abscess formations were treated with intensive therapy involving antibiotics, surgical debridement of the affected region, and hyperbaric oxygen. In the follow-up, despite microbiologic study to determine the indicated treatment approach, a severe osteomyelitis was present, clinically and radiographically. Finally, a partial resection of the mandible, including exarticulation, was indicated to manage this severe complication.
ACCESSION #
43273768

 

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