Pott's puffy tumour: A rare cause of forehead swelling in a child

I. Hore, R. B. Mitchell, G. Radcliffe, C. De Casso Moxo

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We report a case of Pott's puffy tumour in a 12-year-old. Owing to the late development of the frontal sinuses, frontal sinus infection in children is rare. When present it can lead to osteomyelitis associated with forehead swelling. Early diagnosis and active treatment prevent progression to life-threatening intracranial spread.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 7 2000


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