Experience of pain in a patient with BRONJ
Ömer Bakal, Ali Alper Tirnava, Huseyin Sen
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
We read with great interest the case report concerning a patient with bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) reported by Manzon et al.1 In this report, they describe BRONJ complicated by a temporal abscess in an elderly woman with rheumatoid arthritis. We congratulate Manzon et al on their successful treatment of this patient. They briefly discussed the evidence for the relationship between bisphosphonate therapy and BRONJ, and the effects of co-occurring factors, such as rheumatoid arthritis, dental surgery, and concomitant corticosteroid therapy.
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