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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2018, Article ID 1409539, 4 pages
Case Report

Garre’s Osteomyelitis of the Mandible Caused by Infected Tooth

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Gözde Derindağ; rt.ude.inuata@gadnired.edzog

Received 14 February 2018; Revised 28 May 2018; Accepted 21 June 2018; Published 8 July 2018

Academic Editor: Tommaso Lombardi

Copyright © 2018 Hayati Murat Akgül et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aim. Garre’s osteomyelitis is a local thickening of the periosteum caused by a slight irritation or infection. We aimed to present the extraoral, intraoral, and radiographic findings and postoperative pursuits of two patients diagnosed with Garre’s osteomyelitis. In this case report, although clinical findings indicate infection source, these clinical findings are strongly supported by cone-beam computed tomography images. In addition, it can be seen that when we have followed the case I, we have chosen the right path in treatment. Case Reports. Two patients presented to our clinic due to severe swelling and facial asymmetry in the right and left mandibular region. As a result of the clinical and radiological examinations, the patients were diagnosed with Garre’s osteomyelitis. Infected teeth that were responsible for the formation of Garre’s osteomyelitis were extracted under antibiotic treatment in both cases. A complete improvement in postoperative control was observed in case I. On the other hand, the other case could not be followed up postoperatively. Conclusion. In Garre’s osteomyelitis, new bone formation can occur in many pathological conditions. Therefore, it should be distinguished from other pathologies that cause new bone formation, such as Ewing’s sarcoma, Caffey disease, and fibrous dysplasia.