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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138-140

Pott's puffy tumour: A case report


Regional Centre For Neurosurgery, Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
B B Shehu
Regional Centre For Neurosurgery, Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Sokoto State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.55663

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A 10-year-old girl presented with an episode of seizure following osteomyelitis of the frontal bone and subperiosteal abscess due to frontal sinusitis. CT scan confirmed osteomeyelitis of the frontal bone and subperiosteal abscess. At surgery, the subperiosteal abscess and contiguous subdural abscess was drained and sequestrectomy of the affected frontal bone done. Broad spectrum antibiotics and anticonvulsant were given for 4 weeks. The patient recovered without residual problems and has remained well at 5 years of follow up. Pott's puffy tumor is now relatively uncommon and associated seizure is unusual. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is necessary to avoid severe neurological complications and sequelae.


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