SAPHO syndrome with affection of the mandible: diagnosis, treatment, and review of literature.

@article{Zemann2011SAPHOSW,
  title={SAPHO syndrome with affection of the mandible: diagnosis, treatment, and review of literature.},
  author={Wolfgang Zemann and Mauro Pau and Matthias Feichtinger and Barbara Ferra-Matschy and Hans J{\"u}rgen K{\"a}rcher},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2011},
  volume={111 2},
  pages={190-5}
}
The synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome is a rare syndrome of unknown etiology. Involvement of the mandible is found in almost 10% of cases. In the literature, conservative treatment is recommended most often, because decortication and partial resection are found to be ineffective and of temporary profit. We report a case of SAPHO syndrome in a 44-year-old women with unilateral hyperostosis of the mandible and massive painful swelling of the surrounding soft… CONTINUE READING
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