Critical Analysis and Discussion
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Deepak Gupta, Soheyl Sheikh and Shambulingappa Pallagatti
Besides discussing the osteomyelitis of the jaws, this particular chapter
highlights the analysis of classification system as well as analysis of certain older terms
regarding osteomyelitis which have been used in the literature. As it is well understood
that Zurich system of classification has various advantages as compared to other
different classification systems used in the literature, there still exist certain older terms
for osteomyelitis which are actually misnomers. These include Condensing Osteitis and
Focal sclerosing Osteomyelitis. Further, there are certain other rare types of
osteomyelitis in which it is very difficult to trace the actual reason or causative agent.
Those kinds of osteomyelitis may have a separate position in the classification system.
One such example is tuberculous osteomyelitis in which sometimes it becomes difficult
to trace the cause.
Condensing Osteitis, Diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis, Focal
Sclerosing osteomyelitis, Mandible, Maxilla, Radiographic sclerosis, Trabeculae,
Tuberculous Osteomyelitis, Zurich system of classification of Osteomyelitis of
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India