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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 156-159

Frontal bone osteomyelitis following electrical burn injury

1 DGDS and Col Commandant, AD Corps, New Delhi, India
2 Command Military Dental Centre, Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Dentistry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Ankur Thakral
Command Military Dental Centre, Udhampur - 182 101, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jodd.jodd_3_22

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Osteomyelitis of the frontal bone is an uncommon clinical presentation that usually occurs as a complication of trauma or sinusitis. An electrical burn injury of the scalp region leading to osteomyelitis of the skull bone is an extremely rare clinical presentation. An 8-year-old boy reported nonhealing forehead wounds for the last 6 months due to accidental contact with high-voltage power line. Clinical and radiological examination confirmed the diagnosis of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. He underwent sequestrectomy of necrosed bone followed by soft-tissue reconstruction of the defect with local flap to achieve good wound healing and satisfactory cosmetic outcome. High-tension electrical burns resulting in severe injuries to the scalp, calvarium, meninges, and brain are among the most serious complications of burns. A proper diagnosis and early and aggressive surgical intervention is of utmost importance for management of skull osteomyelitis.

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