Garré's proliferative periostitis occurring simultaneously in four quadrants of the jaws

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1981 Feb;51(2):172-8. doi: 10.1016/0030-4220(81)90036-0.


Typically, Garré's osteomyelitis affecting the jaws is unilateral and is restricted to the mandible. We are reporting a case in which all four quadrants were involved, an occurrence which we believe must be extremely unusual and has not been reported previously. Conservative management over a period of 3 years resulted in complete resolution, with return of normal facial and osseous contours.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Jaw Diseases / pathology*
  • Osteomyelitis / pathology*
  • Periostitis / pathology*