45| Volume 50, SUPPLEMENT 1, S17, June 2012

Osteomyelitis of the head and neck

      Introduction: Today, osteomyelitis of the head and neck is an uncommon condition due to the ready availability of antibiotics. However when present it can have devastating consequences, impacting function and aesthetics. Management can be complex and individual clinicians are unlikely to gain significant experience of these cases during their practice due to their rarity. The aim of this case series is to identify the number of patients diagnosed with osteomyelitis and treated by the maxillofacial team at King's College Hospital, London, since 2003. The data collected was analysed and used to identify risk factors, treatment outcomes and make suggestions for management.
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