Pott puffy tumor

Pranav Sharma, Salil Sharma, Nishant Gupta, Puneet Kochar, Yogesh Kumar

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Abstract

Pott puffy tumor is osteomyelitis of the frontal bone with associated subperiosteal abscess causing swelling and edema over the forehead and scalp. It is a complication of frontal sinusitis or trauma. We present the case of an 8-year-old girl with frontal swelling. Imaging evaluation showed frontal osteomyelitis as a complication of frontal sinusitis with associated epidural and subperiosteal abscess. The patient was treated surgically and recovered well. This case highlights the need for high clinical suspicion and early diagnosis and management to prevent lifethreatening complications. Unfortunately, in our case the patient had to undergo surgery for this complication, which could have been prevented by earlier diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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