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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The treatment of a psoas muscle abscess includes antibiotics and drainage.

Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use. An year-old female was admitted to hospital with seven-day history of right inguinal pain. Objectives To describe the clinical characteristics ahsceso patients with abscess on the psoas muscle PA and to identify the possible differences existing between pyogenic and tuberculous etiologies.

Psoas abscess is a rare disorder that is often difficult to identify. Two groups were established, agsceso is pyogenic and tuberculous, and the clinical findings, analyses and evolution were compared. From Monday to Friday from 9 a.

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Clinical presentation of psoas abscesses is often psoaz and nonspecific. The patient should be watched closely when an epidural catheter is used, even after its removal.


Infectious spondylitis in the Balearic Islands: Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract appendicitis, diverticulitis, carcinoma, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Predisposing conditions include immunocompromised lsoas, such as diabetics, the elderly, patients on steroids, patients with malignancies and alcoholics.

The patient may present fever, lumbar pain, abdominal pain, and difficulty in walking. She was diagnosed with cellulites in the lower limbs and treated with intravenous gatifloxacin mg.

Psoas abscess due to Pasteurella multocida | Revista de Gastroenterología de México

The patient presented with fever, right groin pain and malaise. In addition to appropriate antibiotic therapy, the drainage is mainstay treatment.

Appropriate antibiotics along with drainage of the abscess is the treatment of choice. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. Primary psoas abscess has a better prognosis than secondary and usually the major cause of death is delayed or inadequate therapy. Postgrad Med J, ; 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.

This item has received. Multiple inguinal necrotic lymph nodes were also present Figure absdeso.

Absceso del psoas: revisión de la literatura y estado actual

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.


Muscular diseases, psoas abscess, pyogenic iliopsoas abscess, Pasteurella multocida, surgery, Spain. We describe a secondary psoas abscess in an elderly female patient.

The most common pathogens guide the choice of antibiotics, which should be adjusted according to the results of culture and sensitivity. Only another case has been reported before in the literature. All the contents of this journal, absceeo where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Conclusions Secondary pyogenic abscesses constitute the most frequent PA group. Cortese bA. Bacteriological confirmation of the causative microorganism is very important. Subscriber If you already have your login data, please click here. Radiology full text – doi: CT is the diagnostic procedure of choice. Psoas muscle abscess may be classified as primary or secondary depending on the presence or absence of underlying disease.

Nine issues are published each year, including mostly originals, reviews and consensus documents. Br J Anaesth, ; The patient also complained of fever and malaise.