Recurrent Pott’s puffy tumour
- 1Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands, UK
- 2Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, William Harvey Hospital, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, UK
- Correspondence to Oladejo Olaleye,
Pott’s puffy tumour is a rare complication of frontal sinusitis or trauma, named after Sir Percival Pott, an English surgeon who described it in 1760.
Presentation is often with a tender and fluctuant soft-tissue swelling over the frontal bone. Radiologically, it is characterised by a subperiosteal abscess associated with frontal bone osteomyelitis and frontal sinus opacity.1 It can …