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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A CT scan of the pelvis showed an abscess of the psoas muscle, thus, closed drainage and antibiotics were indicated.

Open surgical drainage should be reserved if percutaneous drainage fails. 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.

Abscesos piógenos y tuberculosos del músculo psoas | Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)

Along with the upper iliac muscle, the psoas is responsible for the flexion of the thigh; inferiorly, all by itself, it makes the lateral abscso of the vertebral column, and with the iliac muscles it makes the flexion of the trunk. Primary psoas abscess occurs probably as a result of haematogenous spread of an infectious process from an occult source in the body.

She was diagnosed with cellulites in the lower limbs and treated with intravenous gatifloxacin mg. Nevertheless, its incidence increases in patients who carry debilitating diseases as diabetes mellitus. Pyogenic and tuberculous abscesses of the psoas muscle. Infections caused by Pasteurella multocida include three groups: Case 1 Case 1. Many cases present atypical clinical features. SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same.


SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and qualitative measure of the journal’s impact. The patient underwent epidural analgesia for the treatment of pain and developed a secondary psoas abscess. Objectives To describe the clinical characteristics of patients with abscess on the psoas muscle PA and to identify the possible differences existing between pyogenic and tuberculous etiologies.

Presentamos el caso de un absceso del psoas secundario en una paciente anciana. Unable to process the form. Open surgical drainage should be reserved if percutaneous drainage fails. Therefore, its functions include the flexion of the thigh over the hip, and minimal lateral rotation and abduction of the thigh. Only another case has been reported before in the literature. Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. Br J Anaesth, ; Cross-sectional imaging is the modality of choice for abscess detection in the psoas muscle.

The adequate approach to this complication is fundamental for a good resolution. Infectious spondylitis in the Balearic Islands: Because of insidious clinical presentation, the diagnosis of psoas abscess is a challenge and a high index of suspicion is required. Ruiz de la Hermosa aI.

Edit article Share article View revision history. In our abscezo a thorough physical examination was also needed to make a correct diagnosis, although the growth of Pasteurella multocida on cultures was definitive.

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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. How to cite this article. Twenty days after the procedure, close to pskas discontinuation of the epidural treatment, the patient presented with lumbar pain, headache, and high fever.


Transcutaneous drainage is substituting surgical drainage and also makes it possible to obtain diagnostic samples. Medications included digoxin, pentoxyfillin, and furosemide in the habitual doses. She had a painful and fluctuant area in her right groin and she also had physical signs of psoas inflammation. Other symptoms include nausea, malaise, and weight loss. It’s reported the case psoaas a male patient of 57 years with a history of diabetes mellitus DM of 20 years of evolution, who referred pain in the left lumbar region associated with increased volume and intermittent fever, so he is hospitalized, detecting an extensive left psoas abscess which is drained by open surgery with extraperitoneal approach, showing favorable evolution.

Detailed physical examination also demonstrated this little scratch, which probably was the primary source of infection.

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Surgical drainage through right groin was made and purulent material was taken for culture. A new anamnesis revealed that the patient had a domestic cat and abscesoo she remembered getting scratched on her right leg a few weeks ago.

Radiographic patterns in the diagnostic approach to The onset is usually subacute, and symptoms are generally present for a few weeks.

Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use. Percutaneous drainage is the treatment of choice. The chest exam revealed clear lungs with normal heart sounds and her abdomen was soft with normal bowel sounds.