Chronic Osteomyelitis of Mandibular-Ramus. A Case Report.

Case report


Kalyan S. Kanwar

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty of Dentistry, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol 5, No.2. July 1982:109-112


A case of chronic osteomyelitis of left mandibular ramus, with apurulently discharging sinus in the angle region since three years, was successfully treated. A part from the rare occurrence of the condition there were some peculiar features of this case. The posterior half of the ramus appeared completely destroyed. Only the condyle and a narrow band of bone, just below the sigmoid notch, seemed to be left intact. The case and the treatment carried out are described and discussed.

Keywords: Chronic Osteomyelitis of Mandibular-Ramus