The role of the otorhinolaryngologist in the management of central skull base osteomyelitis.

@article{Cavel2007TheRO,
  title={The role of the otorhinolaryngologist in the management of central skull base osteomyelitis.},
  author={Oren Cavel and Dan Marian Fliss and Yoram Segev and Daniel Zik and Avi Khafif and Roee Landsberg},
  journal={American journal of rhinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={281-5}
}
BACKGROUND Skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) typically evolves as a complication of external otitis in diabetic patients and involves the temporal bone. Central SBO (CSBO) mainly involves the sphenoid or occipital bones without coexisting external otitis. We characterized a group of patients with CSBO. The endoscopic nasopharyngeal and clival biopsy technique is described. METHODS Medical records of patients diagnosed as having SBO were retrospectively analyzed (from 2001 to 2006). Patients… CONTINUE READING
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