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Primary tuberculous osteomyelitis of zygoma.

Authors
  • Sethi, A1
  • Sareen, D
  • Agarwal, A K
  • Bansal, R
  • 1 Department of ENT & Head and Neck Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated L.N. Hospital, New Delhi 110002, India. [email protected] , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2006
Volume
35
Issue
4
Pages
376–377
Identifiers
PMID: 16278071
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Osteomyelitis of zygomatic bone is rare, and tuberculous osteomyelitis is even rarer. This is the case report of a 3-year-old child presenting with a discharging sinus and swelling on the zygoma, which was initially thought to be orbital cellulitis. After further examination, she was diagnosed as having tuberculosis of zygoma and responded to anti-tubercular chemotherapy.

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