Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Dergisi 2015 , Vol 58 , Num 2
Pott’s puffy tumor: a case report
*Murat Özer1, Yasemin Özsürekci2, Ali Bülent Cengiz3, Burçe Özgen4
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi 1Pediatri Araştırma Görevlisi, 2Pediatrik Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları Uzmanı, 3Pediatri Profesörü, 4Radyoloji Doçenti
*İletişim: muratozer@hacettepe.edu.tr
Pott’s puffy tumor is a rare complication characterized by development of osteomyelitis and subperiosteal abscess in connection with frontal sinusitis. The main symptoms and signs of Pott’s puffy tumor are headache, fever, vomiting, rhinorrhea, periorbital edema and lethargy, frequently seen in adolescents. Imaging techniques such as CT or MRI are important for the early detection of this condition, and timely, appropriate antibiotic therapy with concomitant surgical intervention offers more promising results. In reporting the present case, we aimed to emphasize the necessity of including Pott’s puffy tumor in the differential diagnosis, and the possibility of preventing life-threatening complications by means of appropriate antibiotic therapy and endoscopic sinus surgery in patients with swelling in the frontal region after sinusitis. Anahtar Kelimeler : Pott’un şişkin tümörü, radyoloji, tedavi.
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