Pott's puffy tumor

Pott's puffy tumor

A fluctuant swelling over frontal bones with osteomyelitis, accompanied by a subperiosteal–pericranial abscess, often 2º to chronic frontal sinusitis; the causative organism in children is often hematogenous and in adults due to direct traumatic extension Organisms
S aureus, β-hemolytic streptococci, anaerobes Diagnosis Clinical finding; 'hot' lesion by 99mTc scanning
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Pott's puffy tumor with intracranial extension (epidural abscess).
Pott's puffy tumor treated by endoscopic frontal sinusotomy.
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But Jackson, who proceeds to book an operating room for a young patient with Pott's puffy tumor, is stopped by April who tells him that "the best thing you can do for this kid is to be nowhere near him."
Erosion of the anterior wall can result in a fluctuating swelling (Pott's puffy tumor) that occasionally ruptures spontaneously or is surgically drained, resulting in a discharging frontocutaneous fistula.
Martin-Hirsch et al described a case of latent mastoiditis associated with Pott's puffy tumor. (12) Two reports of bilateral facial palsy as a complication of bilateral masked mastoiditis have been published.
which include meningitis, epidural abscess, subdural abscess, intracerebral abscess, Pott's puffy tumor (frontal bone osteomyelitis), superior sagittal sinus thrombosis, and cavernous sinus thrombosis.
Noskin and Kalish also described a rare case of chronic cocaine abuse in which a patient developed Pott's puffy tumor, which is a subperiosteal abscess of the frontal bone that is associated with frontal osteomyelitis.