Chronic Osteomyelitis (mixed)


  • It is an inflammation of the bone marrow. Usually arises from a dental infection.
  • Without treatment, acute osteomyelitis may progress into a chronic phase with bone destruction.
  • Poorly defined, moth-eaten radiolucency, with necrotic bone islands in the lesion that give the mixed appearance.

Differential diagnosis


Three different cases of chronic osteomyelitis (mixed).

CBCT scans of a case of chronic osteomyelitis (mixed)

Case of chronic osteomyelitis; Endodontic treatment was unsuccessful and the incisors were extracted. CBCT images showing: Localized patchy or moth-eaten areas of bone destruction, Sclerosis of the surrounding bone and Sequestrum of dead bone

Two different cases of chronic osteomyelitis (mixed)