A 9-year-old boy with a nonmalignant forehead tumor – a rare case of pediatric Pott’s puffy tumor

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Abstract

Background: Pott’s puffy tumor (PPT) is a rare and potentially deadly complication of frontal sinusitis consisting of subperiosteal abscess and osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. Case presentation: We report the case of a 9-year-old boy who presented with fever and soft tissue swelling of the forehead. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) depicted an abscess in the subcutaneous tissue frontally and an epidural empyema, while a cranial computed tomography (CT) scan revealed bone erosion as a sign of osteomyelitis. The patient was treated accordingly. Conclusions: This rare condition is essential to keep in mind as it needs a multidisciplinary approach and relevant imaging to start proper treatment and thus decrease the risk of intracranial complications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number300
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Volume23
Issue number1
Number of pages4
ISSN1471-2431
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2023

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Keywords

  • Case report
  • Nonmalignant tumor
  • Pediatric
  • Pott’s Puffy Tumor
  • Radiology

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