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Head and Neck Osteomyelitis Team



Head and Neck Osteomyelitis

Inflammation of the bone caused by an infection, which may spread to the bone marrow and tissues near the bone. Osteomyelitis can cause severe pain in the infected bone. If it is not treated, it can kill bone tissue.

Learn About Osteomyelitis

Head and neck osteomyelitis is the infection of the bone of the head and neck region specially in the maxillary bone and mandible.
Osteonecrosis is a disease caused by reduced blood flow to bones in the joints.
Osteoradionecrosis is a complication from radiation therapy to the head and neck that leads to bone death as healthy cells are also harmed during treatment.
Osteomyelitis in the head neck region can be caused by surgery, dental procedure, radiation, trauma/injury, chemotherapy, poor blood supply to the bone, infected tissue around the bone, infection in one part of the body going to head and neck bones, open head and neck bone, and medications.
Head and neck osteomyelitis are diagnosed by a combinational clinical evaluation, radiologic evaluation, and bone biopsy.
Signs and symptoms can be present as one symptom or combination of the following: Redness, pain, swelling, warmth, fever fatigue, fluid coming out from opening in the skin, mass.
Head and neck osteomyelitis can be treated by a single or combination of the following: Long-term antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, surgery, and medications.

Our Team

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Theodore C Bailey, MD, JD, MA
Theodore C. Bailey, MD, JD, MA
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Theodore C Bailey, MD, JD, MA
Theodore C. Bailey, MD, JD, MA
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Ray G Blanco, MD, FACS
Ray G. Blanco, MD, FACS
Medical Director - Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Center, Head and Neck Surgery
Head & Neck Surgery
Surgery
Ray G Blanco, MD, FACS
Ray G. Blanco, MD, FACS
Medical Director - Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Center, Head and Neck Surgery
Head & Neck Surgery
Surgery
Jennifer A Heller, MD, RPVI, FACS
Jennifer A. Heller, MD, RPVI, FACS
Director, Vein Center; Medical Director, Wound Center
Vascular & Vein Surgery
Jennifer A Heller, MD, RPVI, FACS
Jennifer A. Heller, MD, RPVI, FACS
Director, Vein Center; Medical Director, Wound Center
Vascular & Vein Surgery
Karoll J Cortez, MD, MHS, FACP
Karoll J. Cortez, MD, MHS, FACP
Infectious Disease
Karoll J Cortez, MD, MHS, FACP
Karoll J. Cortez, MD, MHS, FACP
Infectious Disease
Farzad A Masroor, MD
Farzad A. Masroor, MD
Head & Neck Surgery
Farzad A Masroor, MD
Farzad A. Masroor, MD
Head & Neck Surgery
Ghassan G Sinada, DDS
Ghassan G. Sinada, DDS
Dentistry
Ghassan G Sinada, DDS
Ghassan G. Sinada, DDS
Dentistry

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Dr. Ray Blanco, Dr. Farzad Masroor, Dr. Alan Kimmel, Dr. Theodore Bailey, Dr. Karoll Cortez and Ghassan Sinada, DDS at GBMC are experts in treating head and neck osteomyelitis. They can also offer you a second opinion.

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