Identify this condition:
A. Brodies Abscess
B. Acute Osteomyelitits
C. Garre’s sclerosing osteomyelitis
D. Subacute osteomyelitis
Ans:C. Garre’s sclerosing osteomyelitis.
Garre’s sclerosing osteomyelitis
- This is a sclerosing, non-suppurative chronic osteomyelitis.
- It is a chronic osteomyelitis with subperiosteal bone and collagen deposition.
- It may begin with acute local pain,pyrexia and swelling. Pyrexia and pain subside but the fusiform osseous enlargement persists.
- There is tenderness on deep palpation. There is no discharging sinus.
- This disease entity is well-described in dental literature and is commonly associated with an odontogenic infection resulting from dental caries
- Treatment is guarded. Acute symptoms subside with rest and broad-spectrum antibiotics. Sometimes, making a gutter or holes in the bone bring relief in pain.