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Isolated pyogenic osteomyelitis of the odontoid process.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10576136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of isolated pyogenic osteomyelitis of the odontoid process is reported. Diagnosis was made using magnetic resonance imaging. Aggressive treatment, including transoral drainage of the abscess, antibiotics and cervical immobilization, resulted in a successful outcome. A review of the world's literature revealed only 15 previous reports of this rare entity.
W F Young; M Weaver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-08     Completed Date:  1999-12-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  512-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Odontoid Process / radiography*,  surgery*
Osteomyelitis / microbiology,  physiopathology*,  therapy*
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification*
Treatment Outcome
Vancomycin / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 1404-90-6/Vancomycin

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