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Ghana Med J. 2007 Jun;41(2):88-90.

Osteomyelitis of the frontal bone.

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Department of Child Health, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana.

Abstract

SummaryOsteomyelitis of the skull is a rare clinical presentation. It usually occurs as a complication of trauma or sinusitis. Its complications can be life threatening though the initial symptoms and signs are subtle. Early diagnosis and appropriate management to prevent CNS complications reduce morbidity and mortality significantly. Intracranial complications of sinusitis, focal infections and meningitis remain a great challenge. Mortality from complications is 20-40%. The prevalence of skull osteomyelitis is about 1.5% of all osteomyelitis.

KEYWORDS:

Skull osteomyelitis; brain abscess; subperiosteal abscess

PMID:
17925849
PMCID:
PMC1976301
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