Title
Pott's puffy tumour in a 5-year old boy : the role of ultrasound and constrast-enhanced CT imaging : surgical case report Pott's puffy tumour in a 5-year old boy : the role of ultrasound and constrast-enhanced CT imaging : surgical case report
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
B-ENT
Volume/pages
8(2012) :2 , p. 127-129
ISSN
1781-782X
ISI
000306620100008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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 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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