Background: Pott's puffy tumor is a rare and serious complication of acute or chronic frontal rhinosinusitis which is the osteomyelitis of the frontal bone with associated subperiosteal abscess causing swelling and edema over the forehead and scalp. Each case has a risk of causing intracranial sequelae and death if not adequately treated.
Case report: A 21-year-old male presented with progressive swelling of his left forehead accompanied with left superior palpebral abscess and headache without any rhinosinusitis symptoms. Patients were diagnosed with Pott's puffy tumor and performed a multidisciplinary management of intravenous antibiotics and operative management with external approaches and functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
Conclusion: Pott ’ s puffy tumor is a rare case. Multidiciplinary management of intravenous antibiotics and aggressive operative management are often required and effective.
Monika Teresa Prasetyo and Iriana Maharani