Pott’s puffy tumour secondary to frontal sinusitis
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, International Islamic University Malaysia Medical Centre, Bandar Indera Mahkota, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Correspondence: Adam Mohamad, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, e-mail: persona522115@gmail.com
Pediatr Med Rodz 2018, 14 (3), p. 327–330
DOI: 10.15557/PiMR.2018.0040
ABSTRACT

Frontal sinusitis is a common encounter in otorhinolaryngology practice. Most patients will present with frontal headache which worsens on bending forward, reduced sense of smell and sometimes cacosmia. Pott’s puffy tumour is an osteomyelitis of the frontal bone, which was originally described as a result of trauma, but it can also develop as a result of frontal sinusitis. We present a rare case of a rapidly progressing Pott’s puffy tumour involving the frontal sinus. The oedema subsided after antibiotic treatment and the patient underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

Keywords: frontal sinusitis, Pott’s puffy tumour, functional endoscopic sinus surgery