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Trauma-related Pott's puffy tumour
  1. Lucy Fullerton1,
  2. Lauren Huckerby1,
  3. Minal Gandhi1,
  4. Farrah Jabeen2,
  5. Santanu Maity1
  1. 1Department of Child Health, Royal Free Foundation Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Royal Free Foundation Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Santanu Maity, Department of Child Health, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK; s.maity{at}

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A previously healthy 11-year-old boy presented with a 2-week history of pyrexia of unknown origin, a 5 kg weight loss and a 2×2 cm diffuse soft swelling over the right forehead, which had appeared in the last 5 days. He presented with occasional headaches and two episodes of vomiting. There was no photophobia, visual disturbance, blocked nose or rhinorrhoea. On further …

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