J Korean Soc Radiol.  2010 Feb;62(2):101-104. 10.3348/jksr.2010.62.2.101.

Pott's Puffy Tumor Arising from Frontal Sinusitis

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  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Korea. knroo@hanmail.net

Abstract

Pott's puffy tumor is an extremely rare and potentially life-threatening complication of frontal sinusitis. We report a case of a 64-year-old man who presented at our emergency department with mild tenderness on the glabellar area and diplopia. Computed Tomography (CT) revealed frontal sinusitis and osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. Following sinus trephination and long-term antibiotic therapy, the patient achieved a complete recovery.


MeSH Terms

Diplopia
Emergencies
Frontal Bone
Frontal Sinus
Frontal Sinusitis
Humans
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis
Pott Puffy Tumor
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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