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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 21. No. 4, 2016

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2016;21:291-293

Case Report

Garré's Osteomyelitis at Right Mandible of a Nine-Year-Old Girl

PT Tsai, YW Chen


Garré's sclerosing osteomyelitis is a chronic osteomyelitis with proliferative periostitis (periosteitis ossificans) that mainly affects children and adolescents. The aetiology of this disease of jaw bone is associated with mild irritation or dental infection. However, Garré's sclerosing osteomyelitis of mandible originating from trauma and resolving under medication treatment is rarely reported. A case of Garré's osteomyelitis of mandible associated with trauma history is presented. Under appropriate diagnosis and treatment strategy, this inflammatory disease of mandible gradually subsided despite of the resemblance of distinguished malignancies, such as osteosarcoma and chondrocarcoma. We reported this case as a reminder for clinicians that some benign diseases may masquerade as malignancies, and careful systematic review and approach to patients will lead to correct diagnosis and suitable treatment.

Keyword : Garré's osteomyelitis; Inflammatory disease; Mandible

Abstract in Chinese


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