refractory osteomyelitis

refractory osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis that persists for a prolonged period–eg, > 1 month, defined by the clinical context Management Surgical decompression, excision of necrotic bone, antibiotics–eg, penicillin; hyperbaric O2 may be useful. See Hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may play a role in the management of chronic, refractory osteomyelitis of the skull base.