Chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis: treatment considerations in an atypical case.

W C Rabe
J C Angelillo
D W Leipert


Chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis has been frequently described in the literature but little has been recommended for the management of the resistant cases that fail to respond to conservative treatment. This report describes the long term management of a particularly aggressive case of CSO and indicates maxillary sinus disease as a possible etiologic factor in CSO of the maxillary alveolus. Treatment required in more extensive cases must be as aggressive as dictated by the entire disease process and the total medical evaluation.