Non-surgical treatment of adults with chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis/tendoperiostitis of the mandible

Marieke M. van de Meent, Miranda J.M. Wetselaar-Glas, Marta Fiocco, Natasha M. Appelman-Dijkstra, J. P.Richard van Merkesteyn

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Non-surgical therapy has proved to be effective in chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis (DSO) of the mandible in children. Therefore we aimed to investigate the effect of non-surgical therapy in adult DSO patients. We included consecutive patients with DSO who received non-surgical therapy in our center. They all received occlusal splint therapy, counselling about the disease, and/or physiotherapy by a specialised team. The use of analgesics, preferably nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, was advised for symptomatic control during periods of exacerbation. Sixteen patients (11/5 female/male) aged 39.9 ± 15.0 years with DSO of the mandible were included. The mean duration of symptoms was 39.7 ± 26.3 months before referral to our center. Patients were treated with a broad range of treatments before referral. All patients underwent non-surgical treatment. In 12 patients this led to remission. Four patients still had complaints after 12 months of non-surgical therapy and started with intravenous bisphosphonate therapy. In our center, DSO of the mandible was successfully treated with non-surgical therapy, despite a long duration before referral and extensive pre-treatment. Considering this high success rate, we recommend this non-surgical approach as the first treatment option for DSO of the mandible. In case of persistence, alternative treatments such as bisphosphonates should be explored.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)1922-1928
Aantal pagina's7
TijdschriftJournal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Nummer van het tijdschrift12
StatusGepubliceerd - dec. 2019
Extern gepubliceerdJa


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