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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology


Tubercular osteomyelitis of the mandible– A case report


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Author Details : Arush Thakur, Jagdish Vishnu Tupkari, Kavita R Wadde, Monali Patil, Nazmul Alam

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 228-230


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Abstract

Tuberculosis of jaw is an extremely rare condition, particularly in comparison to pulmonary tuberculosis. It is a diagnostic enigma, as the characteristic signs and symptoms of this disease may be absent, or sometimes radiographically can be mistaken for more common jaw lesion such as odontogenic cyst and tumors leading to therapeutic delay. Hereby, we report a case of mandibular swelling in 17 years old female which on incisional biopsy came out to be tuberculous osteomyelitis. Patient was referred to higher centre where anti-tubercular treatment (ATT) was started.

Keywords: Tuberculosis; Mandible; Osteomyelitis.

How to cite : Thakur A, Tupkari J V, Wadde K R, Patil M, Alam N, Tubercular osteomyelitis of the mandible– A case report. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2017;3(4):228-230

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