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Bilateral Involvement of Frontal Sinuses in a Pott's Puffy Tumor: A Case Report

José María Palacios-García, Ramón Moreno-Luna, Elena Molina-Fernandez, Serafin Sanchez-Gomez

Citation Information : Palacios-García JM, Moreno-Luna R, Molina-Fernandez E, Sanchez-Gomez S. Bilateral Involvement of Frontal Sinuses in a Pott's Puffy Tumor: A Case Report. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2019; 11 (3):67-69.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1340

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: A case report with review of the literature. Background: Pott's puffy tumor is an uncommon complication of frontal sinusitis. Nevertheless, an increase in the frequency of cases has been reported over the last 10 years. The presence of both frontal sinuses in the production of Pott's puffy tumor has never been described before. Case description: A 15-year-old boy was evaluated in the emergency department by tumor and pruritus at the right frontal level. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a disruption of the right frontal sinus with a subperiosteal abscess. During surgery, it was discovered the involvement of both frontal sinuses. A combined bilateral functional endoscopic sinus surgery and external approach were used. Conclusion: This pathology must be kept in mind in the case of an adolescent patient with a frontal tumor. Surgery is the most important factor in the treatment of this pathology together with a targeted antibiotic treatment.

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