Pediatric Pott Puffy Tumor

  • Etiology: complication of frontal sinusitis
  • Imaging: frontal sinusitis, osteomyelitis, subgaleal abscess
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  • Clinical: often chronic with rubbery swelling of forehead

Radiology Cases of Pott Puffy Tumor

CT of Pott puffy tumor and subdural empyema
Sagittal CT with contrast of the brain shows frontal and left maxillary sinusitis and extensive soft tissue swelling anterior to the forehead (upper left) and destruction of the anterior left frontal bone in the frontal sinus and extensive soft tissue swelling anterior to the left orbit (upper right). Coronal (lower left) and sagittal (lower right) T1 MRI with contrast of the brain shows diffuse meningeal enhancement, subdural empyemas along the falx and both cerebral convexities, and multiple large non-enhancing subgaleal fluid collections in the left scalp.