Title:
Pott’s Puffy tumour in a 5-year old boy: the role of ultrasound and contrast- enhanced CT imaging; surgical case report
Authors:
O. M. Vanderveken , K. De Smet , S. Dogan-Duyar , J. Desimpelaere , E. L. I. M. Duval , M. De Praeter and D. Van R ompaey 1
Institutions:
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Radiology, Department of Neurosurgery, 4Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Queen Paola Children’s Hospital, ZNA Middelheim, Antwerp; Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Keywords:
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan; epidural abscess; frontal sinusitis; osteomyelitis; Percival Pott; puffy tumour; radiological evaluation; surgery; ultrasound
Pages:
127 - 129
Abstract:
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 under- lying 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.
Issue:
Vol. 8, 2012, 2nd trimester


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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