Sclerosing osteomyelitis of Garré

Sclerosing osteomyelitis of Garré is a specific type of chronic osteomyelitis. It mainly affects children and young adults. It typically affects the mandible and is commonly associated with an odontogenic infection resulting from dental caries.

A localized overgrowth of bone on the outer surface of the cortex. This mass of bone, which is supracortical but subperiosteal, is smooth, fairly calcified, and is often described as a duplication of the cortical layer of the mandible.

The redundant cortical layering of the bone (onion skinning) is often considered a pathognomonic feature 8.

It was first described by Carl Garre in 1893 6.

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Garre's sclerosing osteomyelitis
  • Chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis
  • Chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis (CDSO)
  • Proliferative periostitis
  • Sclerosing nonsuppurative osteomyelitis
  • Chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis

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