Pott's puffy tumor was first described in 1760 by an English surgeon Sir Percivall Pott. It's a rare complication of frontal sinusitis defined as a subperiosteal abscess with osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. This article describes two cases of Pott's puffy tumor. Because of the high incidence of posterior extension with potentially severe intracranial complications due to Pott's puffy tumor, early diagnosis is crucial. It requires multidisciplinary approach with surgical intervention and long-term antibiotic treatment.

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Het Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Keel- Neus- Oorheelkunde
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Driessen, J. P., Engberts, G. E. R., & Dool, J. J. (2010). Pott's puffy tumor: Two illustrative cases of patients. Het Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Keel- Neus- Oorheelkunde, 16(4), 178–181. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/86538