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Psoas (or iliopsoas) abscess is a collection of pus in the iliopsoas muscle compartment [1]. It may arise via contiguous spread from adjacent. Introducción y objetivos. Aportar a la literatura un nuevo caso de absceso primario de Psoas, con afectación también del Cuadrado Lumbar. Absceso del psoas como causa de dolor lumbar detectado mediante gammagrafía con galio en un paciente con sospecha de espondilodiscitisPsoas abscess.

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It can cause a variety of infectious syndromes, but it is extremely rare to see psoas abscess due to this organism. Previous article Next article. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an extremely rare cause of abxceso muscle abscess in the United States. Her right leg was markedly swollen, indurated and with a descending erythema from her groin and proximal third of the tight to her knee.

N Engl J Med, ; A female patient, 65 years old, with neuropathic pain in the lower limbs, difficult to control with systemic drugs. Other symptoms are nausea, malaise and weight loss. Because of insidious clinical presentation, the diagnosis of psoas abscess is a challenge and a high index of suspicion is required.

Two patients initiated with septic shock. Therefore, its functions include the flexion of the thigh over the hip, and minimal lateral rotation and abduction of the thigh.


Multiple inguinal necrotic lymph nodes and groin abscess.


Clinical presentation of psoas abscesses is often variable and nonspecific. Complex abdominal and pelvic abscesses: The absence of epidural infection is possible if the epidural catheter migrates out of the intervertebral foramen and in the presence of contamination of the anesthetic solution 9. Cases and figures Imaging differential diagnosis. The objective of this abssceso was to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of psoas muscle abscess. You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here.

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. Along with the upper iliac muscle, the psoas is responsible for the flexion of the thigh; inferiorly, all by itself, it makes the lateral rotation of the vertebral column, and with the iliac muscles it makes the flexion of the trunk. This item has received. Other symptoms include nausea, malaise, and weight loss.

[Psoas abscess as a differential diagnosis in emergency department].

Staphylococcus aureus is the most common organism in primary psoas abscess. Intravenous empirical antibiotics were also administrated. The patient underwent epidural analgesia for the treatment of pain and developed a secondary psoas abscess. To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions.


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Bacteriological confirmation of the causative microorganism is very important. CT is the diagnostic procedure of choice.

At the age of 33, she was operated of pyonephrosis and right renal abscess secondary to ascendant urinary infection by Klebsiella pneumoniae. All were admitted to the hospital through the Emergency Department. The patient should be watched closely when an epidural catheter is used, even after its removal.

Since the innervation of the psoas muscle is provided by the roots from L 2 to L 4pain secondary to inflammation of this muscle can abeceso anteriorly, to the hips and thighs. Psoas muscle abscess may present with feverflank pain, abdominal pain or limp. For some authors surgical drainage is associated with shorter hospital stay Primary psoas muscle abscess occurs probably as a result of haematogenous spread of an infectious process from an occult source in the body.

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