Pott puffy tumour

Case contributed by Dr Morlie L Wang


Patient complains of bulge on forehead. Received antibiotic treatment and endoscopic sinus surgery at outside institution, but could not follow up with outpatient antibiotics. Patient returned complaining of persistent forehead bulge.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male


Case Discussion

CT scan: Right frontal mucosal thickening with extension anteriorly through the frontal bone to the soft tissues and erosion of the posterior wall consistent with osteomyelitis. No evidence of abscess formation.

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Case information

rID: 13926
Case created: 31st May 2011
Last edited: 1st Sep 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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