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Central or atypical skull base osteomyelitis: diagnosis and treatment.

Authors
  • Clark, Matthew P A
  • Pretorius, Pieter M
  • Byren, Ivor
  • Milford, Chris A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ... [et al.]
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2009
Volume
19
Issue
4
Pages
247–254
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1115325
PMID: 20046592
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

We concluded that in the diabetic or immunocompromised patient, a scenario of headache, cranial neuropathy, and bony destruction on imaging should raise the possibility of skull base osteomyelitis, even in the absence of an obvious infective source. The primary goal should still be to exclude an underlying malignant cause.

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