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

All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. The patient underwent epidural analgesia for the treatment of pain and developed a secondary psoas abscess. 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. Rev Infect Dis, ; 9: Previous article Next article.

A new anamnesis revealed that the patient had a domestic cat and finally she remembered getting scratched on her right leg a few weeks ago. Nine issues are published each year, including mostly originals, reviews and consensus documents. Surgery was the treatment in three cases and placement of pigtail drainage was the treatment in two patients.


Two patients initiated with septic shock.

Transcutaneous drainage is substituting surgical drainage and also makes it possible to obtain diagnostic samples. Case 11 Case Occasionally some patients will require multiple operations 7 or repeated percutaneous drainage before the abscess resolves.

In non-developed countries most of these can be of tuberculous etiology. Five cases were reported for 6 years: Spread of infection from gastrointestinal disease e. Cortese bA.

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The drug of choice for Pasteurella multocida is penicillin although other alternatives are also possible. When secondary, cultures are usually mixed. Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Mara???? Staphylococcus aureus is the most common organism in primary psoas abscess. wbsceso

Even microscopic muscle trauma may be the origin of the infection. SIJ and psoas abscess.

Radiology full text – doi: Read it at Google Books – Find it at Amazon 4. A female patient, 65 years old, with neuropathic pain in the lower limbs, difficult to control with systemic drugs. Abscess of the psoas muscle is an uncommon entity. Multiple inguinal necrotic lymph nodes were also present Figure 2. Presentation, microbiology, and treatment. Transcutaneous drainage is substituting surgical drainage and also makes it possible to obtain diagnostic samples.

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We describe a secondary psoas abscess in an elderly female patient. Case 10 Case An adequate, continuous supervision of the patient is necessary when an spoas catheter is placed, and it should continue after its removal. Conclusions Secondary pyogenic abscesses constitute the most frequent PA group. Cross-sectional imaging is the modality of choice for abscess detection in the psoas muscle. Musculoskeletal infections vertebral osteomyelitis, lumbar spondylodiskitis, infectious sacroilitis and abscrso arthritisgenitourinary and vascular infections are also frequent.


Secondary pyogenic abscesses constitute the most frequent PA group. It is a very uncommon entity. Clinical presentation of psoas abscesses is often variable and nonspecific.

Psoas abscess is a rare disorder that is often difficult to identify. We emphasize the importance of bacteriological confirmation of microorganism involved to choose the correct antibiotics.

Thank you for updating your details. Two groups were established, that is pyogenic and tuberculous, and the clinical findings, analyses and evolution were compared. Each patient had computed tomography performed, which confirmed the diagnosis.

An year-old female was admitted to hospital with seven-day history of right inguinal pain.