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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111-113

Surgical management of garre's osteomyelitis in an 8-year-old child


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, A.J Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, RGUHS (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences), Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Goa Government Dental College and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Consultant Oral Pathologist, Goa Government Dental College and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Postgraduate, Goa Government Dental College and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
5 Consultant Periodontist, KMC Hospitals, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
6 Department of Orthodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lida Mary Nidhin Philip
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ajps.AJPS_66_20

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Chronic non-suppurative osteomyelitis, also known as Garre's osteomyelitis is a well-described pathologic entity in dental literature. We present here a case report of a unilateral hard bony swelling of the lower jaw associated with infection. Radiograph revealed the pathognomic feature of 'onion skin' appearance. Surgical recontouring of the lower jaw was performed since there was no evidence of bone remodelling after removal of the infected tooth.


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