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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 221-224

Maxillary Necrosis: A Sequelae of Fungal Osteomyelitis


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Sri Ramachandra University Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Sri Ramachandra University Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
K Anbarasi
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Ramacharxlra Dental College Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai-116. Tamil Nadu
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Osteomyelitis is designated to a variety of bone diseases having inflammation as a common denominator. Persistent infection progresses to inflammation of marrow space, haversian system and periostium of affected region. Thrombosis of endothelial vessels cause necrosis and sequestrum formation. Both pyogenic and nonpyogenic infections of jaw lead to this condition. Immunosuppressed patients are more prone to mycelial infections, whereas their occurrence in immunocompetent individuals are highly unusual.


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