Chronic suppurative mandibular osteomyelitis presenting as soft tissue swelling and trismus: A case report

Authors

  • K Ahmad Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • S Ansari Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • K Dhungel Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • MK Gupta Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • MF Amanullah Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • A Kumar Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • RK Rauniyar Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njms.v2i2.8978

Keywords:

Mandible, osteomyelitis, suppurative

Abstract

Osteomyelitis of the mandible is a rare condition and it could be a serious complication of untreated odontogenic infection. Classically, patient with osteomyelitis of the mandible would experience pain and swelling over the affected side of the face. CT is usually indicated when there is extension of the infection into the adjacent soft tissue and fascial spaces which could be the presenting clinical symptom. Hereby, we present a case of mandibular osteomyelitis in an 11 year old girl who presented with pain and swelling in left lower jaw followed by extraction of tooth, diagnosed on CT followed by surgical management.

Nepal Journal of Medical Sciences | Volume 02 | Number 02 | July-December 2013 | Page 197-199  

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njms.v2i2.8978  

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Published

2013-10-23

How to Cite

Ahmad, K., Ansari, S., Dhungel, K., Gupta, M., Amanullah, M., Kumar, A., & Rauniyar, R. (2013). Chronic suppurative mandibular osteomyelitis presenting as soft tissue swelling and trismus: A case report. Nepal Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(2), 197–199. https://doi.org/10.3126/njms.v2i2.8978

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Case Reports