Skull base osteomyelitis imaging.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) is a challenging entity to diagnose and treat. The goal of this review is to summarize the imaging findings of SBO and present these in the context of recent studies on imaging of SBO. RECENT FINDINGS: This review discusses the clinical presentation, pathophysiology and imaging appearances of SBO. The review further emphasizes the results of latest studies on imaging of SBO, and the role of different modalities in diagnosis and evaluation of disease course and treatment response. Brief discussion on differential diagnoses from an imaging standpoint is also included. SUMMARY: Various imaging modalities play different and complimentary roles in diagnosis and management of SBO, which are discussed in this review.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Singhal, A; Sotoudeh, H; Chapman, PR

Published Date

  • October 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 333 - 341

PubMed ID

  • 34459796

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-6998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000747


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States