Aug 23, 2017
Author: Suzanne Chilton, M.D.
- Pott’s puffy tumor is a subperiosteal abscess
of the frontal bone that arises from hematologic spread or direct
infection via the frontal sinuses. The primary symptom is facial
- It is
much more common in children and adolescents.
- Treatment involves removal of the frontal bone,
reconstructive surgery, and 6-8 weeks of IV
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