An unusual cause of headache: Pott's puffy tumour.

@article{McDermott2007AnUC,
  title={An unusual cause of headache: Pott's puffy tumour.},
  author={Cian McDermott and Ronan O'Sullivan and Geraldine C McMahon},
  journal={European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          170-3
        }
}
Osteomyelitis of the frontal bone (eponymously known as Pott's puffy tumour) is an extremely rare and potentially life-threatening complication of frontal sinusitis. The entity was first described by Sir Percival Pott, an 18th century neurosurgeon. It is today considered a historical vignette with the introduction of modern antimicrobial agents. Early diagnosis and immediate active treatment are necessary to prevent severe neurologic sequelae. We report on a case of Pott's puffy tumour in a… CONTINUE READING
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