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Pott’s Puffy tumour in a 5-year old boy: the role of ultrasound and contrastenhanced CT imaging; surgical case report

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery

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Department of Radiology

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Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Queen Paola Children’s Hospital, ZNA Middelheim, Antwerp

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Department of Neurosurgery

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

B-ENT 2012; 8: 127-129
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Pott’s Puffy tumour in a 5-year old boy: the role of ultrasound and contrast-enhanced CT imaging; surgical case report. We report a case of Pott’s puffy tumour, a subperiosteal abscess of the frontal bone associated with an underlying frontal osteomyelitis, in a 5-year-old boy. Ultrasonography played a crucial role in the diagnosis of our patient, suggesting the presence of a Pott’s puffy tumour with epidural abscess by showing a subperiosteal abscess associated with erosion of the frontal bone. Subsequently, the diagnosis of Pott’s puffy tumour with epidural abscess was confirmed by contrast-enhanced CT scanning. Prompt neurosurgical intervention with drainage of abscesses and debridement of bone sequestrate, together with prolonged antibiotic therapy, significantly contributes to a favorable outcome.

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