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2022 Dec




A Tumor Treated With Antibiotics: A Rare Case.


Mahmoud A, Nowak D, Chaudhry A, Agnelli M
Cureus. 2022 Dec; 14(12):e32819.
PMID: 36694498.


Pott's puffy tumor, a rare condition, is an osteomyelitis involving the frontal bone with accompanying subperiosteal abscess. Patients typically present with swelling of the scalp and forehead, headache, fever, tenderness of the frontal sinus, and nasal discharge. MRI is the modality of choice for diagnosis and assessment. The standard of care is incision and drainage with long-course antibiotics. The prognosis is excellent; however, complications from a hematogenous spread can lead to meningitis or epidural spaces if not treated properly.