alexa Complicated PottÂ’s Puffy Tumour Involving both Frontal
ISSN: 2332-0877

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy
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Case Report

Complicated PottÂ’s Puffy Tumour Involving both Frontal and Parietal Bones: A Case Report

Jude-Kennedy C Emejulu* and Ofodile C Ekweogwu
NnamdiAzikiwe University/Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria
Corresponding Author : Jude-Kennedy C Emejulu
Nnamdi, Azikiwe University/Teaching Hospital
Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria
Tel: +234-803-328-3
E-mail: [email protected]
Received August 04, 2014; Accepted September 9, 2014; Published September 16, 2014
Citation: Emejulu JC, Ekweogwu OC (2014) Complicated Pott’s Puffy Tumour Involving both Frontal and Parietal Bones: A Case Report. J Infect Dis Ther 2:166. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000166
Copyright: © 2014 Emejulu JC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Pott’s puffy tumour is a rare clinical condition, especially in this antibiotic era. It presents as frontal skull osteomyelitis with resultant frontal subperiosteal abscess, arising usually from frontal sinusitis. Other extracranial regions may also be unusually involved in addition to intracranial, periorbital and intra-orbital extensions, with various clinical manifestations, including neurological deficits, and potentially lethal complications. Its potential to cause significant morbidity emphasizes the need for a high index of suspicion in the setting of frontal scalp swellings in order to facilitate optimal outcome. This report, which is the case of a 7-year old male sickle cell anaemia patient with Pott’s puffy tumour and unusual involvement of both parietal bones, in addition to the usual frontal bone affectation, serves to highlight the need for a thorough evaluation of patients with hemoglobinopathies and skull bosselations, in order not to miss this potentially lethal disease.

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