volume 39, issue 7, P525-529 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.10.015
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Henrique do Couto de Oliveira, Valfrido Antonio Pereira Filho, Mário Francisco Real Gabrielli, Marisa Aparecida Cabrini Gabrielli, Eduardo Hochuli Vieira

Abstract: Osteopetrosis (OP) is a rare hereditary disorder characterized by a dysfunction of the osteoclasts that impairs bone resorption, which together with the normal osteoblastic activity forms intense bone sclerosis with reduction of marrow. A common complication that arises, most frequently, as a result of tooth extraction is mandibular osteomyelitis. There is no consensus on the literature about the treatment of this infection in an osteopetrotic patient, therefore, the purpose of this paper is to report a case o…

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