Publication
Title
Pott's puffy tumour in a 5-year old boy : the role of ultrasound and constrast-enhanced CT imaging : surgical case report
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
B-ENT
Publication
2012
Volume/pages
8:2(2012), p. 127-129
ISI
000306620100008
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Last edited 06.08.2017
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