Trauma-associated Pott’s puffy tumor: an ophthalmologic perspective

Shahzeb Hassan, Bahram Rahmani, Jeffrey C. Rastatter, Alok I. Jaju, Sudhi P. Kurup*

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Pott’s puffy tumor is a significant complication of frontal sinusitis that leads to frontal bone osteomyelitis and can be associated with frontal swelling, subperiosteal abscess, and intracranial abscess. It may be associated with antecedent trauma and typically presents in adolescents. Orbital involvement is rarely reported. We describe the case of a 15-year-old male who presented after blunt facial trauma with orbital hematoma and developed Pott’s puffy tumor with orbital cellulitis and subperiosteal abscess. Management required a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort that yielded a good outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalOrbit (London)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2020


  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Pott’s puffy tumor
  • orbital hematoma
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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