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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Fever, hip pain psias right iliac fossa tenderness are the classic symptoms; however, it usually has an insidious presentation with fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, anorexia and other vague manifestations.

Because of insidious clinical presentation, the diagnosis of psoas abscess is a challenge and a high index of suspicion is required. No clinical differences were observed between both groups. Musculoskeletal infections vertebral osteomyelitis, lumbar spondylodiskitis, infectious sacroilitis and septic arthritisgenitourinary and vascular infections are also frequent. 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.

The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two receding years. December Pages ee78 Pages Pasteurella multocida is Gram negative cocobacilus, facultatively anaerobic and has been isolated from the digestive system or respiratory tract of a variety of animals, especially domestic cats and dogs.


Staphylococcus aureus is the most common organism in primary psoas abscess. Deep venous thrombosis was initially suspected, so patient underwent Doppler ultrasonography. A psoas or iliopsoas abscess is a rare clinical entity with a wide etiological range.

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

Navia esquina Isabel Primera: Extension from the psoas muscle into the iliacus muscle is a common sequela. Intravenous empirical antibiotics were also administrated.

Infectious spondylitis in the Balearic Islands: To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions. As a gastrointestinal infectious focus was suspected a diagnostic laparoscopy was decided, but there were no findings at surgery.

Laboratory studies showed leukocytosis with neutrophilia and D-dimer elevation. The patient also complained of fever and malaise. It is a very uncommon entity.

The patient was treated with epidural opioid and local anesthetic as an alternate treatment.

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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. Amunategui-Prats aE. How to cite this article. Psoas muscle abscess is a rare infectious complication of epidural analgesia.

The abscess of the iliac psoas muscle uses to be the infrequent cause of unknown origin fever in healthy patients. A high clinical suspicion, a good clinical history and imaging studies can be useful in diagnosing the disease. Two groups were established, that is pyogenic and tuberculous, and the clinical findings, analyses and evolution were compared.


The duration of antibiotic therapy must be individualized, guided by clinical signs, involvement of other structures and laboratory result. Introduction Abscess of the psoas muscle is an uncommon entity. 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.

Services on Demand Article. Pyogenic and tuberculous etiologies were differentiated analytically through leukocyte values 13, vs. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads.

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Only mild tenderness in the right flank was present. Cases and figures Imaging differential diagnosis. Right psias abscess affecting obturator and adductors muscles. Twenty days after the continuous epidural administration, the patient complained of lumbar pain, headache, and fever. The patient should be watched closely when an epidural catheter is used, even after its removal.

Bilateral psoas hematomas Bilateral psoas hematomas. The drug of choice for Pasteurella multocida is penicillin although other alternatives are also possible. Case 12 Case

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