2014, Number 1
Arch Neurocien 2014; 19 (1)
Aguilar-Zapata D, Piñeirúa-Menéndez A, Rodriguez ZP, Figueroa-Angel V, Rodríguez-Aceves CA, González-Olvera S, Reyes-Moreno I, Valdez-Vázquez R
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ABSTRACTA Pott’s puffy tumor is the name given to the frontal subperiosteal abscess in association with frontal bone osteomyelitis. We present the case of a mexican woman that showed up to our hospital with a Pott’s puffy tumor; she presents a history of 1 month of evolution characterized by headache, nasal congestion and rhinorrhea. We described the clinical nuances, established treatment, evolution and conducted a literature review. The main source of this particular entity is frontal sinusitis. We stress the importance of a team approach between otolaryngologist, neurosurgeon and infectious diseases or internal medicine physician for a successful therapy.