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Treatment of chronic suppurative osteomyelitis of the mandible.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9418149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic suppurative osteomyelitis of the mandible is often considered difficult to treat and may lead to refractory osteomyelitis. Sixteen patients with chronic suppurative osteomyelitis of the mandible were treated with a relatively simple protocol, consisting of sequestrectomy or decortication and i.v. antimicrobial therapy for one week, followed by oral penicillin for three weeks. Only one case showed recurrence of symptoms, which was treated successfully in a second session. It is concluded that combined surgical and antimicrobial therapy should be sufficient to cure most cases of chronic suppurative osteomyelitis of the mandible.
J P van Merkesteyn; R H Groot; H P van den Akker; D J Bakker; A M Borgmeijer-Hoelen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0901-5027     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-10     Completed Date:  1998-02-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  450-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Academic Hospital Leiden, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Chronic Disease
Clinical Protocols
Combined Modality Therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Fractures, Spontaneous / surgery
Injections, Intravenous
Mandible / surgery
Mandibular Diseases / drug therapy,  etiology,  surgery*
Mandibular Fractures / surgery
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / drug therapy,  etiology,  surgery*
Penicillin G / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Penicillins / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Penicillins; 61-33-6/Penicillin G

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