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November 2015

Pott’s Puffy Tumor Caused by Chronic Sinusitis Resulting in Sinocutaneous Fistula

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Sendai City Hospital, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  • 3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sendai City Hospital, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

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JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(11):1261-1263. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.0874

Pott’s puffy tumor was reported first in 1760 as a forehead swelling and frontal bone osteomyelitis in association with an epidural abscess,1 one of the most dangerous complications of frontal sinusitis.2 To our knowledge, however, only 2 cases of Pott’s puffy tumor have been reported in the English dermatologic literature.3,4 Herein, we report a case of Pott’s puffy tumor caused by chronic sinusitis that resulted in a sinocutaneous fistula.

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