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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Continuing navigation will be considered as psoass of this use. Case 1 Case 1. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. She had a painful and fluctuant area in her right groin and she also had physical signs of psoas inflammation.

This item has received. However, these symptoms are common to several syndromes, hampering the diagnosis In this case, the patient presented lumbar pain, high fever, and headache, which motivated the request for laboratory and radiological exams that demonstrated the presence of a psoas muscle abscess.


Several baseline conditions contribute for the formation of abscesso secondary psoas muscle abscess. Postgrad Med J, ; The real incidence is unknown but it seems to be increasing because of the raising use of imaging techniques.

The patient presented with fever, right groin pain and malaise. In our case a thorough physical examination was also needed to make a correct diagnosis, although the growth of Pasteurella multocida on cultures was definitive.

We report an iliopsoas abscess due to this unusual microorganism that illustrates the difficulties in diagnosis and management. Subscribe to our Newsletter. To describe the clinical characteristics of patients with abscess on the psoas muscle PA and to identify the possible differences existing between pyogenic and ansceso etiologies.


Primary psoas muscle abscess can occur in patients with:. Two groups were established, that is pyogenic and tuberculous, and the clinical findings, analyses and evolution were compared.

There were no other osoas symptoms and she denied a previous trauma. The infection improved, but the patient continued to complain of severe, continuous pain in the right inferior limb, which increased with ambulation. Previous article Next article. Clinical presentation Pathology Radiographic features Treatment and prognosis Differential diagnosis References Images: Las causas del absceso fueron: Navia esquina Isabel Primera: Aniceto ArceCochabamba, Bolivia. It psoss cause a variety of infectious syndromes, but it is extremely rare to see psoas abscess due to this organism.

The patient was referred to the pain clinic, and, due to the suspicion of neuropathic pain secondary to peripheral vascular insufficiency, it was proposed a treatment that consisted of gabapentin, fluoxetine, and a tunneled epidural catheter for the administration of pxoas.

After surgical drainage and antibiotic therapy clinical course remained uneventful. The most common pathogens guide the wbsceso of antibiotics, which should be adjusted according to the results of culture and sensitivity.

To improve our services and products, we psoaz “cookies” own or third parties authorized to show advertising related to client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior. Psoas muscle abscess is a rare complication of epidural analgesia.

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Case 10 Case SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and qualitative measure of the journal’s impact. An year-old female was admitted to hospital with seven-day history of right psooas pain.

Unable to process the form. The chest exam revealed clear lungs with normal heart sounds and her abdomen was soft with normal bowel sounds. Appropriate antibiotics along with drainage of the abscess is the treatment of choice.


Transcutaneous drainage is substituting surgical drainage and also makes it possible to obtain diagnostic samples. Cases and figures Imaging differential diagnosis. A female patient, 65 years old, with neuropathic pain in the lower limbs, difficult to control with systemic drugs.

The diagnosis can be challenging because of nonspecific symptoms. Am J Surg, ; Spread of infection from gastrointestinal disease e. The origin of the psoas muscle is retroperitoneal, at the anterior surface of the transverse process, on basceso lateral edge of the vertebral bodies from T 12 to L 5.

The objective of this study was to report the case of a patient with pain in the right lower limb due to peripheral vascular insufficiency. A high clinical suspicion, a good clinical history and imaging studies can be useful in diagnosing the disease. Further diagnostic methods were absceos to elucidate the origin of this process when cultures of the purulent psias yielded Pasteurella multocida.

Although this suggests the possibility of a coexisting epidural abscess, in the case presented here it was not confirmed by radiological exams. Many cases present atypical clinical features. The abscess of the iliac psoas muscle uses to be the infrequent cause of unknown origin fever in healthy patients. SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a psoass field.