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 be primary as a result of haematogenous spread or secondary as a consequence of a direct extension of an infectious focus.

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Open surgical drainage should be reserved if percutaneous drainage fails. It inserts in the lesser trochanter of the femur, a short distance below the medial border of its axis. Her right leg was markedly swollen, indurated and with a descending erythema from her groin and proximal third of the tight to her knee. She was diagnosed with cellulites in the lower limbs and treated with intravenous gatifloxacin mg. Diagnosis is usually delayed because nonspecific clinical presentation. Psoas abscess Psoas abscesses Psoas muscle abscesses Iliopsoas abscess.

Deep venous thrombosis was initially suspected, so patient underwent Doppler ultrasonography. Lumbar pain, fever and rash were clinical features in three patients. As this study did not show any alteration, a computed tomography CT was performed to investigate an infectious origin. However, these symptoms are common to several syndromes, hampering the diagnosis Transcutaneous drainage is substituting surgical drainage and also makes it possible to obtain diagnostic samples.

The objective of this report was to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of psoas muscle abscess.


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Transcutaneous drainage is substituting surgical drainage and also makes it possible to obtain diagnostic samples. Detailed physical examination also demonstrated this little scratch, which probably was the primary source of infection. For some authors surgical drainage is associated with shorter hospital stay To improve our services and products, we use “cookies” own or third parties authorized to show advertising related to client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior.

Muscular diseases, psoas abscess, pyogenic iliopsoas abscess, Pasteurella multocida, surgery, Spain. Musculoskeletal infections vertebral osteomyelitis, lumbar spondylodiskitis, infectious sacroilitis and septic arthritisgenitourinary and vascular infections are also frequent. Only mild tenderness in the right flank was present. You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here.

As a gastrointestinal infectious focus was suspected a diagnostic laparoscopy was decided, but there were no findings at surgery.

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The abscess of the iliac psoas muscle uses to be the infrequent cause of unknown origin fever in healthy patients. Laboratory tests may reveal raised white cell count, anemia, and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Menos frecuente es encontrarla causando abscesos del psoas. The origin of the psoas muscle is retroperitoneal, at the anterior surface of the transverse process, on the lateral edge of the vertebral bodies from T 12 to L 5.

Causes of the abscess were as follows: Nevertheless, its incidence increases in patients who carry debilitating diseases as diabetes mellitus. Clinical presentation Pathology Radiographic features Treatment and prognosis Differential diagnosis References Images: Read it at Google Books – Find it at Amazon. To improve our services and products, we use “cookies” own or third parties authorized to show advertising related to client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior.


Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: Psoas abscess is a rare condition 1 and, therefore, not discussed frequently in primary care facilities, but one should keep it in mind to make the correct diagnosis.

Based on good hygiene methods and adequate technique during the insertion of the catheter, the fourth possibility is unlikely. The patient, aged 57 years, has type I diabetes mellituscomplicated with bilateral obstructive lithiasic uropathy and reiterative urinary infections.

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

Percutaneous drainage is the treatment of choice. Amunategui-Prats aE. How to cite this article.

Abscess of the psoas muscle is an uncommon entity. Early treatment with antibiotics, guided drainage or open surgery is necessary due to its high morbidity and mortality.

Cases and figures Imaging differential diagnosis. Check for errors and try again. Patients and methods A retrospective review of patients diagnosed of PA in one hospital was conducted Conclusions Secondary pyogenic abscesses constitute the most frequent PA group.

Several baseline conditions contribute for the formation of a secondary psoas muscle abscess. The patient was discharged after a few days, without complaints, and instructed to follow-up at the outpatient clinic. Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use.

Intravenous empirical antibiotics were also administrated. Edit article Share article View revision history. Here we present the case of a psoas muscle abscess secondary to the introduction of an epidural catheter for the treatment of pain difficult to control. Primary psoas muscle abscess can occur in patients with:. Navia esquina Isabel Primera: After surgical drainage and antibiotic therapy clinical course remained uneventful.