SUPPURATIVE OSTEOMYELITIS of Jaw - Pathogenesis, Clinical features and Radiology


Suppurative osteomyelitis of the jaw is a condition when an inflammatory process in the medullary portion of the bone leads to edema and pus accumulation in the marrow spaces. 



Accumulation of purulent exudate builds up medullary pressure and obstructs the local blood supply leading to necrosis of the bone.