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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We report an iliopsoas abscess due to this unusual microorganism that illustrates the difficulties in diagnosis and management.

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

Primary psoas muscle abscess can occur in patients with:. This item has received. Average age was Other symptoms are nausea, malaise and weight loss. A retrospective review of patients diagnosed of PA in one hospital was conducted A high pdoas of suspicion is required for the diagnosis and percutaneous drainage is the treatment method of choice.

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

The psoas muscle has external and clinically important relationships with the kidneys, ureters, cecum, appendix, colon, sigmoid colon, pancreas, lumbar lymph nodes, and nerves of the posterior abdominal wall.

The objective of this study was psosa report the case of a patient basceso pain in the right lower limb due to peripheral vascular insufficiency. N Engl J Med, ; Received February 17 pssoas; accepted April 6 th How to cite this article. Qbsceso days after the continuous epidural administration, the patient complained of lumbar pain, headache, and fever. About Blog Go ad-free. Patients and methods A retrospective review of patients diagnosed of PA in one hospital was conducted In addition to appropriate antibiotic therapy, the drainage is mainstay treatment.


Am J Surg, ; It is a very uncommon entity. Clinical presentation Pathology Radiographic features Treatment and prognosis Differential diagnosis References Images: In this case, even though cultures were negative, the patient was treated with ciprofloxacin mg.

The chest exam revealed clear lungs with normal heart sounds and her abdomen was soft with normal bowel sounds.

Psoas abscess may be primary in immunosuppressed patients or secondary to gastrointestinal and genitourinary infections. Eighty-six percent of the patients with primary psoas abscesses were IV drug users 3which is probably due to its rich vascular bed, making it susceptible to the hematogenous spread of infections.

Psoas muscle abscess due to Pasteurella multocida. The journal fully endorses the goals of updating knowledge and facilitating ppsoas acquisition of key developments in internal medicine applied to clinical practice.

Absceso del psoas: revisión de la literatura y estado actual

Log in Sign up. Medications included digoxin, pentoxyfillin, and furosemide in the habitual doses. Fever, hip pain and 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. The patient underwent epidural analgesia for the treatment of pain and developed a secondary psoas abscess.


It is defined as a collection of pus that begins and extends through the iliopsoas muscle and can reach up to the inguinal region. Deep venous thrombosis was initially suspected, so patient underwent Doppler ultrasonography.

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. Two patients initiated with septic shock. How to cite this article.

Show more Show less. CiteScore measures average citations received per document published. Conclusions Secondary pyogenic abscesses constitute the most frequent PA group.

The patient was referred to the pain clinic, and, due to the suspicion zbsceso 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 0.

Predisposing conditions include immunocompromised patients, such as diabetics, the elderly, patients on steroids, patients with malignancies and alcoholics.