The Moth-Eaten Mandible: Osteomyelitis

Galal Omami
2021 Ear, nose, & throat journal  
Inflammatory lesions such as osteomyelitis of the jaw may share some of the radiographic features of malignancy; however, a demonstrable dental cause for it usually exists. In addition, inflammatory lesions generally stimulate a sclerotic bone reaction, which is uncommon in malignancy. The imaging modality of choice for aiding in the differential diagnosis is computed tomography imaging because of its ability to clearly delineate sequestra and periosteal new bone formation.
doi:10.1177/01455613211014289 pmid:34002628 fatcat:npobr3l6tze33i6zcnpxjmolky