Management of osteomyelitis of the skull base.

  title={Management of osteomyelitis of the skull base.},
  author={James E Benecke},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={99 12},
Osteomyelitis of the skull base is the most severe form of malignant otitis externa. As a result of having treated 13 patients with skull base osteomyelitis over a 4-year period, we have developed a method of staging and monitoring this malady using gallium and technetium scanning techniques. Stage I is localized to soft tissues, stage II is limited osteomyelitis, and stage III represents extensive skull base osteomyelitis. All stages are treated with appropriate antipseudomonal antibiotics… CONTINUE READING