Craniotomy flap osteomyelitis: a diagnostic approach.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Nine cases of suspected craniotomy flap osteomyelitis evaluated by combined bone and gallium scanning are presented. In six cases, the clinical data were inconclusive and evaluation by radionuclide imaging provided an accurate negative diagnosis. The other three cases considered positive by this technique were proven infected at subsequent exploration and flap removal. The use of radionuclide bone and gallium imaging should be considered in cases of possible craniotomy flap osteomyelitis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blumenkopf, B; Hartshorne, MF; Bauman, JM; Cawthon, MA; Patton, JA; Friedman, AH

Published Date

  • January 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 96 - 101

PubMed ID

  • 3783264

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3085

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/jns.1987.66.1.0096


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States