Received 18.05.2022
DOI: 10.35556/idr-2023-1(102)4-9

Clinical and radiological peculiarities of postcovid osteomyelitis of the maxillofacial region
Spevak E.M.1,
Hristoforando D.J.1, 2,
Ivanjuta S.O.2,
Spevak R.S.3
1 Сity Clinical Hospital of Emergency Medical Care
Russia, 355040, Stavropol, Tukhachevsky St., 17
2 Stavropol State Medical University
Russia, 355017, Stavropol, Mira St., 310
3 Stavropol Regional Clinical Hospital
Russia, 355029, Stavropol, Semashko St., 1

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The article provides data on the increasing prevalence of a complication of a new coronavirus infection — postcovid osteomyelitis of the maxillofacial region. In 2020—2021, 15 patients who were diagnosed with a specific lesion of the bones of the middle zone of the face and paranasal sinuses against the background of COVID-19 were referred to the department of maxillofacial surgery of the City Clinical Hospital of Emergency Medical Care in Stavropol. The analysis of symptoms, objective clinical picture and data of X-ray examination of patients with postcovid osteomyelitis of the jaws was carried out. Typical features of the disease were revealed: damage to the bones of the middle zone of the face and paranasal sinuses that occurred during the disease with a new coronavirus infection; a prolonged course with the formation of a chronic purulent-inflammatory process with elements of necrosis; the need for radical surgical treatment; the complexity of diagnosis and the need for an interdisciplinary approach. Cases of postcovid osteomyelitis of the maxillofacial region deserve the attention of dentists, maxillofacial surgeons, ENT doctors, therapists, and require further study.

Keywords: COVID-19, osteomyelitis, jaw, postcovid syndrome.

For citation: Spevak E.M., Hristoforando D.J., Ivanjuta S.O., Spevak R.S. Clinical and radiological peculiarities of postcovid osteomyelitis of the maxillofacial region. Stomatology for All / Int. Dental Review. 2023, no.1(102): 4-9 (In Russian). doi: 10.35556/idr-2023-1(102)4-9

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