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Lethal complication in Pott's Puffy tumor : A case report

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Title: Lethal complication in Pott's Puffy tumor : A case report
Authors: Hyodoh, Hideki Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Matoba, Kotaro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Murakami, Manabu Browse this author
Saito, Atsuko Browse this author
Okuya, Nahoko Browse this author
Matoba, Tomoko Browse this author
Keywords: Postmortem CT
Pott's puffy tumor
cause of death investigation
Forensic Radiology
Frontal osteomylitis
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal Title: Journal of forensic radiology and imaging
Volume: 14
Start Page: 12
End Page: 15
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.jofri.2018.07.001
Abstract: A man in his fifties was found dead in his bed. Using postmortem CT, the frontal sinus wall was seen to have been destroyed and a subcutaneous / intra-cranial mass-like lesion was detected. Postmortem blood biochemical examination demonstrated high values of urea nitrogen, c-reactive protein, procalcitonin, and precepsin, which were thought to be due to sepsis. Needle aspiration showed reddish viscous fluid, and the presence of Klebsiella oxytoca was confirmed by culture inspection. Based on these results, Pott's puffy tumor with intracranial empyema, and dehydration with sepsis in the agonal period was assessed as the cause of death. Using autopsy evaluation, it was possible to come to a concrete conclusion, but a minimally invasive autopsy might be an alternative approach to investigate the cause of death.
Description: Case report
Rights: © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Type: article (author version)
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