Pott puffy tumour

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Chronic headache, nasal discharge; Presents with frontal swelling and pus discharge.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Frontal sinusitis is seen with bony remodelling/sclerosis, and cortical defect in frontal bone with an communicating sinus to the skin surface, suggesting osteomyelitic changes secondary to sinusitis.

Case Discussion

The images are consistent with Pott puffy tumour.

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Case information

rID: 8170
Case created: 17th Jan 2010
Last edited: 27th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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