Pott Puffy Tumor in Children: A Rare Emergency Clinical Entity


Palabiyik F. B. , YAZICI Z., ÇETİN B. Ş. , ÇELEBİ S., Hacimustafaoglu M.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.27, no.3, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000002573
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Keywords: Children, emergency, Pott puffy tumor, NEUROSURGICAL IMPLICATIONS, BOY

Abstract

Objectives: Pott puffy tumor (PPT) is defined as soft tissue swelling of the forehead due to subperiosteal edema, accumulation of pus, or granulation tissue. It is associated with osteomyelitis of frontal bone secondary to frontal sinusitis. Pott puffy tumor can be complicated by preseptal and orbital cellulitis and intracranial infection.