TITLE

MAXILLOFACIAL INFECTIONS: Osteomyelitis and Osteoradionecrosis

AUTHOR(S)
Kushner, George M.; Alpert, Brian
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Peterson's Principles of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery;2004, Vol. 1, p313
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 17 of the book "Peterson's Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery" is presented. It focuses on osteomyelitis, an inflammation of the bone marrow with a tendency to progression, and osteoradionecrosis (ORN), one of the side effects of radiation therapy. It notes that osteomyelitis mainly happens as a result of contiguous spread of odontogenic infections or as a result of trauma. It cites that ORN is commonly caused by trauma to the radiated area, usually by dental extraction, but it can also happen spontaneously.
ACCESSION #
28571317

 

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