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 white, female patient, 65 years old, was admitted to the hospital with a day history of pain, hyperemia, and bullae in the lower limbs.

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Right iliopsoas abscess affecting obturator and adductors muscles. Psoas muscle abscess is a rare infectious complication of epidural analgesia. We should consider this entity in emergency practice in order to carry out timely treatment.

About Blog Go ad-free. In the past, open drainage of the abscess through an iliac crest incision was often the treatment of choice. Lumbar pain, fever and rash were clinical features in three patients.

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

In our patient the presumed route of infection was abbsceso small skin trauma due to a scratch on her leg that caused a severe infection of the soft tissues with lymphangitis, celulitis and abscess formation at the asceso. The symptoms of psoas abscess are not specific. Clin Infect Dis, ; Surgery was the treatment in three cases and placement of pigtail drainage was the treatment in two patients. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common organism in primary psoas abscess.


Causes of the abscess were as follows: The infection improved, but the patient continued to complain of severe, continuous pain in the right inferior limb, which psows with ambulation. You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here. The drug of choice for Pasteurella multocida is penicillin although other alternatives are also possible. Secondary psoas abscess occurs as a posas of direct extension of an adjacent infection, as happened with our patient.

Other symptoms include nausea, malaise, and weight loss. Read it at Google Books – Find it at Amazon 4. The abscess of the iliac psoas muscle uses to be the infrequent cause of unknown origin fever in healthy patients. The patient also complained of fever and malaise. Percutaneous drainage is the treatment of choice. On physical examination she was febrile but other vital signs were normal.

CT is the diagnostic procedure of abscewo. An year-old female was admitted to hospital with seven-day history of right inguinal pain. The patient presented with fever, right groin pain and malaise. Following laboratory, radiological and microbiological analyses the patient was diagnosed as having a psoas abscess due to Pasteurella multocida, which is a Gram negative bacteria, part of the normal oral flora of many animals and can causes human infections after animal scratches or bites.

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

It inserts in the lesser trochanter of the femur, a short distance below the medial border of its axis. Am J Surg, ; Gram negative bacilli, Streptococcus spp. Diagnosis is usually delayed because nonspecific clinical presentation.


Based on good hygiene methods and adequate technique during the insertion of the catheter, the fourth possibility is unlikely. It’s reported the case of 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.

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Only another case has been reported before in the literature. Two patients initiated with septic shock. The onset is usually subacute, and symptoms are generally present for a few weeks.

Four infectious routes are possible: Many cases present atypical clinical features. A female patient, 65 years old, with neuropathic pain in the lower limbs, difficult to control with systemic drugs.

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. The patient may present fever, lumbar pain, abdominal pain, and difficulty in pskas. The patient was treated with epidural opioid and local anesthetic as an alternate treatment. However, these symptoms are common to several syndromes, hampering the diagnosis