Pott Puffy Tumor


Pott puffy tumor results from


A. Osteomyelitis

B. Hyperplasia

C. Neoplasia

D. Osteoma



Pott Puffy Tumor most frequently occurs as a complication of


A. Frontal sinusitis

B. Ethmoidal sinusitis

C. Maxillary sinusitis

D. Sphenoidal sinusitis



Pott Puffy Tumor most commonly seen in


A. Infants

B. Neonate

C. Young adolescents

D. Elderly females



Most common of Pott Puffy Tumor is


A. Trauma to the frontal area

B. Dental infection

C. Sinonasal infection

D. Cranial surgery



Most common organisms encountered in Pott Puffy Tumor


A. Enterococcus

B. Anaerobic oral bacterial

C. Staphylococci

D. Non-enterococci streptococci



In shorts


Hematogenous spread:- most common route while process starts with frontal sinusitis


Doughy” erythematous forehead swelling associated with fever is considered pathognomonic of Pott puffy tumor.


The most common presentation is forehead swelling, fever, rhinorrhea, and headache.


The best management is a combination of surgical intervention and prolonged IV antibiotics.


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