AffiliationDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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CitationScalp abscess--a cautionary tale. 2010, 63 (8):e619-21 J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg
JournalJournal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS
AbstractTranscranial extension of frontal sinus infection is a rare, but not eradicated entity. We present a 21-year-old male, in whom a persistent scalp abscess heralded the discovery of skull vault osteomyelitis and extradural abscesses secondary to frontal sinusitis. Patients with prolonged or unusual symptoms with a history of sinusitis or trauma warrant further investigation as they may have developed serious intracranial complications. Urgent management, both surgical and antimicrobial, is indicated in such scenarios.