Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 289--290

Osteomyelitis of the Mandible Secondary to Impacted Third Molar


Appaji Athota1, Rama Raju2, Prabath3, Ratnakar4, Nagendra S Chunduri5 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rungta College of Dental Sciences, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, St Joseph Dental College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
5 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Rama Raju
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
India

Odontogenic infections resulting in osteomyelitis of the mandible are common. However, osteomyelitis of the coronoid process as a direct consequence of third molar infection is rare. The following report describes such a case in an 18-year-old female as a severe complication following third molar removal. Despite aggressive antimicrobial therapy and indicated treatment approach following microbiologic study, a severe osteomyelitis was present, clinically and radiographically. Finally, hemimandibulectomy, including exarticulation, was indicated to manage this severe complication.


How to cite this article:
Athota A, Raju R, Prabath, Ratnakar, Chunduri NS. Osteomyelitis of the Mandible Secondary to Impacted Third Molar.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2011;23:289-290


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Athota A, Raju R, Prabath, Ratnakar, Chunduri NS. Osteomyelitis of the Mandible Secondary to Impacted Third Molar. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];23:289-290
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