Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Tubercular osteomyelitis of the mandible– A case report

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Author Details: Arush Thakur, Jagdish Vishnu Tupkari, Kavita R Wadde, Monali Patil, Nazmul Alam

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 228

Article End Page : 230


Tuberculosis of jaw is an extremely rare condition, particularly in comparison to pulmonary tuberculosis. It is a diagnostic enigma, as the characteristic signs and symptoms of this disease may be absent, or sometimes radiographically can be mistaken for more common jaw lesion such as odontogenic cyst and tumors leading to therapeutic delay. Hereby, we report a case of mandibular swelling in 17 years old female which on incisional biopsy came out to be tuberculous osteomyelitis. Patient was referred to higher centre where anti-tubercular treatment (ATT) was started.

Keywords: Tuberculosis; Mandible; Osteomyelitis.