Thursday, July 9, 2009

Eponyms for Percivall Pott


Eponym Description
Pott's aneurysm Arteriovenous aneurysm in which blood flows from an artery directly into a vein without going through a connecting sac
Pott's cancer Scrotal cancer originally described in chimney sweeps exposed to coal dust
Pott's disease Caries or osteitis of the vertebrae, usually of tuberculous origin (mycobacterium tuberculosis), characterized by softening and collapse of the vertebrae, often resulting in kyphosis, a hunchback deformity (Pott's curvature).
Pott's fracture Supramalleolar fracture of 1 or both ankle bones
Pott's gangrene Gangrene of foot from arterial insufficiency
Pott's paraplegia Paraplegia caused by spinal cord compression and abscesses in tuberculous spondylitis (Pott disease)
Pott's puffy tumor Pott puffy tumor is a subperiosteal abscess of the frontal bone that appears as a localized swelling of the overlying region of the forehead. It is the result of frontal sinusitis and osteomyelitis that erode through the anterior mantle of the frontal bone.

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