psoas abscess

Summary

Summary: Abscess of the PSOAS MUSCLES resulting usually from disease of the lumbar vertebrae, with the pus descending into the muscle sheath. The infection is most commonly tuberculous or staphylococcal.

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  1. Penado S, Espina B, Francisco Campo J. [Abscess of the psoas muscle. Description of a series of 23 cases]. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2001;19:257-60 pubmed
    ..During the last decade, the number of cases has increased because of the raising use of radiology tecniques: ecography, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance nuclear...
  2. Melissas J, Romanos J, de Bree E, Schoretsanitis G, Askoxylakis J, Tsiftsis D. Primary psoas abscess. Report of three cases. Acta Chir Belg. 2002;102:114-7 pubmed
    ..Primary psoas abscesses are a rare clinical entity with subtle and non specific symptoms, most commonly seen in patients predisposed to infections. Early diagnosis and appropriate management are therefore challenging aspects for physicians...
  3. Audia S, Martha B, Grappin M, Duong M, Buisson M, Couaillier J, et al. [Pyogenic psoas abscess: six cases and review of the literature]. Rev Med Interne. 2006;27:828-35 pubmed
    b>Psoas abscess is a rare disease in developed countries. Its diagnosis is difficult and any delay could lead to a worsen prognosis. The aim of this study is to determine the best diagnostic and therapeutic practices.
  4. Yacoub W, Sohn H, Chan S, Petrosyan M, Vermaire H, Kelso R, et al. Psoas abscess rarely requires surgical intervention. Am J Surg. 2008;196:223-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Surgeons are increasingly encountering psoas abscesses...
  5. Devendra K, Tay S. Metastatic carcinoma of the cervix presenting as a psoas abscess in an HIV-negative woman. Singapore Med J. 2003;44:302-3 pubmed
    A case of advanced carcinoma of the cervix presenting as a psoas abscess is described. This unusual presentation has been reported in association with AIDS but is extremely rare in HIV-negative women...
  6. Shakespeare W, Davie D, Tonnerre C, Rubin M, Strong M, Petti C. Nalidixic acid-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi presenting as a primary psoas abscess: case report and review of the literature. J Clin Microbiol. 2005;43:996-8 pubmed
    We report an unusual case of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi presenting as a primary psoas abscess. The isolate tested susceptible to ciprofloxacin but resistant to nalidixic acid in vitro, a pattern associated with fluoroquinolone ..
  7. Matsumura M, Ito K, Kawamura R, Fujii H, Inoue R, Yamada K, et al. Pneumococcal vertebral osteomyelitis and psoas abscess in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus disclosing positivity of pneumococcal urinary antigen assay. Intern Med. 2011;50:2357-60 pubmed
    ..On day 3, severe low back pain acutely occurred. Pneumococcal vertebral osteomyelitis and psoas abscess was diagnosed 17 days later by yield of penicillin-susceptible S...
  8. Cantasdemir M, Kara B, Cebi D, Selcuk N, Numan F. Computed tomography-guided percutaneous catheter drainage of primary and secondary iliopsoas abscesses. Clin Radiol. 2003;58:811-5 pubmed
    ..To report our experience with computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) of iliopsoas abscesses...
  9. Devetag Chalaupka F. Acute iliopsoas and adductor brevis abscesses presenting with proximal leg muscle weakness. Neurol Sci. 2006;27:125-8 pubmed
    ..We suggest that this patient had a primary pyomyositis rather than a secondary form. This is the first report of concomitant abscesses of psoas and adductor brevis muscles with early neurological involvement...

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  1. Yin H, Tsai Y, Liao S, Lin P, Chuang T. The challenge of diagnosing psoas abscess. J Chin Med Assoc. 2004;67:156-9 pubmed
    Diagnosing psoas abscess in patients with low back pain might be hampered by their atypical symptoms...
  2. Talbot N, Costa S, Giles N. Pathological hip fracture following intracapsular spread of a psoas abscess. Injury. 2004;35:936-7 pubmed
  3. Mallick I, Thoufeeq M, Rajendran T. Iliopsoas abscesses. Postgrad Med J. 2004;80:459-62 pubmed
    ..Its insidious onset and occult characteristics can cause diagnostic delays, resulting in high mortality and morbidity. The epidemiology, aetiology, clinical features, and management of iliopsoas abscess are discussed...
  4. Hamano S, Kiyoshima K, Nakatsu H, Murakami S, Igarashi T, Ito H. Pyogenic psoas abscess: difficulty in early diagnosis. Urol Int. 2003;71:178-83 pubmed
    To report on the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of psoas abscess (PA) with special attention to the presence of septic shock.
  5. Kindo A, Mathew R, Ravi A, Varadrajan M. Rare co-existence of Salmonella typhi and mycobacteria tuberculosis in a psoas abscess--a case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2001;44:493-4 pubmed
    We report a rare case of dual infection in a psoas abscess. Pus from the abscess grew Salmonella typhi and the abscess wall showed epitheloid granulomas giant cells, which we confirmed as tuberculosis by PCR...
  6. Alan C, Ataus S, Tunc B. Xanthogranulamatous pyelonephritis with psoas abscess: 2 cases and review of the literature. Int Urol Nephrol. 2004;36:489-93 pubmed
    ..Both of the patients had renal calculus. We performed nephrectomy with psoas abscess drainage and started appropriate antibiotics, but one of the patients died of septic shock...
  7. van den Berge M, de Marie S, Kuipers T, Jansz A, Bravenboer B. Psoas abscess: report of a series and review of the literature. Neth J Med. 2005;63:413-6 pubmed
    We describe a series of twelve patients with a psoas abscess seen in a three-year period in a university hospital and a large teaching hospital in the Netherlands. In our series, five of the 12 patients had a primary psoas abscess...
  8. Baier P, Arampatzis G, Imdahl A, Hopt U. The iliopsoas abscess: aetiology, therapy, and outcome. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2006;391:411-7 pubmed
    ..The treatment strategy for patients with a retroperitonally localised abscess is controversial as it remains open which fluid collections should be drained by open access or by percutaneously inserted drainage...
  9. Hsu R, Lin F. Psoas abscess in patients with an infected aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg. 2007;46:230-5 pubmed
    b>Psoas abscess is an uncommon disease, and its presenting features are usually nonspecific. Infected aortic aneurysms could be complicated by psoas abscess.
  10. Ebraheim N, Rabenold J, Patil V, Sanford C. Psoas abscess: a diagnostic dilemma. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2008;37:E11-3 pubmed
  11. Yoo J, Kim E, Song H, Cha J. A case of primary psoas abscess presenting as buttock abscess. J Orthop Traumatol. 2009;10:207-10 pubmed publisher
    Buttock abscess is a rare clinical manifestation from unusual extrapelvic extension of psoas abscess. A 48-year-old woman presented with painful swelling of the buttock with a sense of local heat...
  12. Kobayashi H, Sakurai Y, Shoji M, Nakamura Y, Suganuma M, Imazu H, et al. Psoas abscess and cellulitis of the right gluteal region resulting from carcinoma of the cecum. J Gastroenterol. 2001;36:623-8 pubmed
    Although retroperitoneal or psoas abscess is an unusual clinical problem, the insidious and occult characteristics of this abscess sometimes cause diagnostic delays, resulting in considerably high morbidity and mortality...
  13. Fitoz S, Atasoy C, Yagmurlu A, Akyar S. Psoas abscess secondary to tuberculous lymphadenopathy: case report. Abdom Imaging. 2001;26:323-4 pubmed
    ..We report a unique case where a psoas abscess was secondary to retroperitoneal tuberculous lymphadenopathy in a 13-year-old boy who had no demonstrable ..
  14. Smit L, Leemans R, Overbeek B. Nocardia farcinica as the causative agent in a primary psoas abscess in a previously healthy cattle inspector. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2003;9:445-8 pubmed
    ..Nocardia farcinica was isolated from the aspirate. No connection with his work could be demonstrated. The patient was successfully treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for 11 months...
  15. Garner J, Meiring P, Ravi K, Gupta R. Psoas abscess - not as rare as we think?. Colorectal Dis. 2007;9:269-74 pubmed
    ..Iliopsoas abscess (IPA) is a rare condition with a reported worldwide incidence of 12 new cases per year with primary abscesses now predominating. The presentation is often vague and the diagnosis not considered...
  16. Demuren O, Abomelha M. Psoas abscess presenting with femoro-popliteal vein thrombosis. Saudi Med J. 2002;23:96-8 pubmed
    b>Psoas abscess is an uncommon condition with vague clinical presentation. It generally has an insidious onset and before the advent of computed tomography, few cases were reported in the medical literature...
  17. Agrawal S, Dwivedi A, Khan M. Primary psoas abscess. Dig Dis Sci. 2002;47:2103-5 pubmed
    b>Psoas abscess is an uncommon condition with varied etiology. Diagnosis is based on symptoms, signs, and CT scan of the abdomen. Treatment consists of adequate drainage either percutaneously or surgically with antibiotic coverage...
  18. Sanal H, Kocaoglu M, Sehirlioglu A, Bulakbasi N. A rare cause of flank mass: psoas abscess due to extensive primary thoracolumbar tuberculous spondylodiskitis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2006;27:1735-7 pubmed
    b>Psoas abscess secondary to tuberculous spondylodiskitis is usually a complication of thoracolumbar vertebrae disease...
  19. Kao P, Tsui K, Leu H, Tsai M, Tzen K. Diagnosis and treatment of pyogenic psoas abscess in diabetic patients: usefulness of computed tomography and gallium-67 scanning. Urology. 2001;57:246-51 pubmed
    To examine retrospectively the clinical presentations, microbiologic characteristics, and treatment outcomes of psoas abscess in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and to assess the usefulness of computed tomography and gallium-67 ..
  20. Chang C, Ko W, Lee H, Chen Y, Chuang Y. Klebsiella pneumoniae psoas abscess: predominance in diabetic patients and grave prognosis in gas-forming cases. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2001;34:201-6 pubmed
    Seven cases of psoas abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae were observed at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital within a period of 4.5 years...
  21. Alvi A, ur Rehman Z, Nabi Z. Pyogenic psoas abscess: case series and literature review. Trop Doct. 2010;40:56-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Five patients underwent radiologically-guided percutaneous drainage and one required open surgical drainage of the abscess cavity. Optimal results were achieved in all cases except one who died of acute myocardial infarction...
  22. Liu Y, Chiu H, Huang C, Tu C. Retroperitoneal schwannoma mimicking a psoas abscess. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007;5:A32 pubmed
  23. Kumagai K, Ushiyama T, Kawasaki T, Matsusue Y. Extension of lumbar spine infection into osteoarthritic hip through psoas abscess. J Orthop Sci. 2005;10:91-4 pubmed
    We present a case of pyogenic lumbar discitis and septic hip arthritis, accompanied by a psoas abscess and pyogenic iliopsoas bursitis, for which the correct diagnosis was delayed...
  24. Corti M, Solari R, De Carolis L, Cangelos D, Bianchi M, Negroni R. Disseminated nocardiosis with psoas abscess in a patient with AIDS: first reported case. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2008;50:131-3 pubmed
    ..virus infection who developed a disseminated infection due to Nocardia asteroides sensu stricto type VI with psoas abscess. To our knowledge no other cases of Nocardia psoas abscess in the setting of HIV infection have been reported ..
  25. Compain C, Michou L, Orcel P, Hannouche D, Richette P. Septic arthritis of the hip with psoas abscess caused by Non-typhi Salmonella infection in an immunocompetent patient. Joint Bone Spine. 2008;75:67-9 pubmed
    ..We report a case of a bacteriologically documented hip infection associated with a psoas abscess due to Non-typhi Salmonella...
  26. Adam F, Jaziri S, Chauvin M. Psoas abscess complicating femoral nerve block catheter. Anesthesiology. 2003;99:230-1 pubmed
  27. Kudalkar D, Remé P, Cunha B. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis complicated by psoas abscess. Heart Lung. 2004;33:339-42 pubmed
    ..The definitive treatment for xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is antimicrobial therapy and nephrectomy. We present a case of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis complicated by psoas abscess.
  28. Buttaro M, Gonzalez Della Valle A, Piccaluga F. Psoas abscess associated with infected total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2002;17:230-4 pubmed
    ..A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a 6.5 x 3 cm left retrofascial psoas abscess communicating with the hip joint...
  29. Loffroy R, Guiu B, Varbédian O, Michel F, Sagot P, Cercueil J, et al. Diffuse xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis with psoas abscess in a pregnant woman. Can J Urol. 2007;14:3507-9 pubmed
    We report the first case, to our knowledge, of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) with psoas abscess occurring during pregnancy. A 37-year-old woman in the third trimester of pregnancy presented with low back pain and a fever...
  30. Taiwo B. Psoas abscess: a primer for the internist. South Med J. 2001;94:2-5 pubmed
    b>Psoas abscess is a rare condition with vague clinical presentation. In this article, its epidemiology, etiology, bacteriology, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed...
  31. Heyd J, Meallem R, Schlesinger Y, Rudensky B, Hadas Halpern I, Yinnon A, et al. Clinical characteristics of patients with psoas abscess due to non-typhi Salmonella. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003;22:770-3 pubmed
  32. Kumar S, Malhotra N, Chanana C, Lal S. Psoas abscess in obstetrics. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2009;279:247-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Psoas abscess is rarely encountered in obstetric practice. This condition may be primary or secondary resulting from extension of an infectious process near the psoas muscle...
  33. Navarro Lopez V, López García F, González Escoda E, Gregori Colomé J, Muñoz Pérez Á. Psoas abscess in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2004;23:661-3 pubmed
  34. Yamagami T, Terayama K, Yoshimatsu R, Matsumoto T, Miura H, Nishimura T. Percutaneous drainage of psoas abscess under real-time computed tomography fluoroscopic guidance. Skeletal Radiol. 2009;38:275-80 pubmed publisher
    ..The goal of our study was to determine the usefulness of percutaneous abscess drainage under guidance of computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy...
  35. Navarro López V, Ramos J, Meseguer V, Pérez Arellano J, Serrano R, García Ordóñez M, et al. Microbiology and outcome of iliopsoas abscess in 124 patients. Medicine (Baltimore). 2009;88:120-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Among those with secondary IPA, most abscesses are secondary to a skeletal source. A bacterial etiology can be identified in most cases. The overall prognosis of patients with this condition is good...
  36. Rawdha T, Leila S, Hadj Yahia Chiraz B, Leila A, Lilia C, Rafik Z. A rare cause of flank mass: tuberculous psoas abscess. Intern Med. 2008;47:985-6 pubmed
  37. Kishi Y, Kajiwara S, Seta S, Kawauchi N, Suzuki T, Sasaki K. Retroperitoneal schwannoma misdiagnosed as a psoas abscess: report of a case. Surg Today. 2002;32:849-52 pubmed
    ..Thus, we conclude that both microbiological and cytological examination of an aspiration specimen is important when psoas abscess is considered in a differential diagnosis.
  38. Tulsidas H, Ong Y, Chan K. Aeromonas hydrophila bacteraemia and portal pyaemia. Singapore Med J. 2008;49:346-8 pubmed
    ..four days and was subsequently found to have Aeromonas hydrophila bacteraemia, portal vein thrombosis and a psoas abscess. He was treated with ciprofloxacin and had a good recovery...
  39. Dahami Z, Sarf I, Dakir M, Aboutaieb R, Bennani S, Elmrini M, et al. [Treatment of primary pyogenic abscess of the psoas: retrospective study of 18 cases]. Ann Urol (Paris). 2001;35:329-34 pubmed
    ..The evolution was favorable in 14 cases; one patient was dead at fifth day post operatively by heart infarction. For the authors, the surgical drainage remains the treatment of choice. ..
  40. Solas Beltrán A, Velasco Sánchez B, Lendinez F, Ramírez Huertas A, Paredes Esteban R. [Treatment of psoas abscess. Report of a case and review of the literature]. Cir Pediatr. 2002;15:41-3 pubmed
    b>Psoas abscess is an infrequent disease. We present a right psoas abscess diagnosed in a thirteen-year-old child. There wasn't a history of known trauma nor immunodeficiency...
  41. Van den Eynde W, Van Riel W, Nevelsteen A, Daenen G. Aorto-iliac stent graft infection complicated by endotension and consequent rupture of the aneurysmal sac: a case report. Acta Chir Belg. 2011;111:246-9 pubmed
    ..This conservative approach might be an alternative in patients who are deemed to be at high risk for classic graft explantation and an extra-anatomic bypass or in situ bypass. ..
  42. Koefoed Nielsen J, Mommsen S. [Spondylodiscitis as a complication to ultrasound-guided transrectal prostatic biopsy]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2002;165:51-2 pubmed
    We report a case of spondylodiscitis and psoas abscess induced by transrectal ultrasound-guided prostatic biopsy in a 70-year-old man. Multi-resistant E...
  43. Horiuchi A, Kameoka K, Kuwabara J, Watanabe Y, Kawakami S, Tauchi H, et al. Neonatal iliopsoas abscess. Pediatr Int. 2012;54:712-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The postoperative magnetic resonance imaging indicate that the IPA was derived from arthritis of the hip, and the patients received Riemenbügel for the incomplete hip dislocation. He is doing well at 2 years of age. ..
  44. Gothi D, Joshi J. Miliary tuberculosis with bilateral tuberculous psoas abscess drained with percutaneous catheter. J Assoc Physicians India. 2004;52:761-2 pubmed
  45. Goni V, Thapa B, Vyas S, Gopinathan N, Rajan Manoharan S, Krishnan V. Bilateral psoas abscess: atypical presentation of spinal tuberculosis. Arch Iran Med. 2012;15:253-6 pubmed publisher
    ..On thorough evaluation, they had bilateral psoas abscess and on detailed investigations, tuberculosis was found to be the etiological factor...
  46. Korovessis P, Petsinis G, Papazisis Z. Unilateral psoas abscess following posterior transpedicular stabilization of the lumbar spine. Eur Spine J. 2000;9:588-90 pubmed
    A case of unilateral psoas abscess in a 58-year-old patient, shortly after posterior lower spine stabilization and fusion for spinal stenosis using transpedicular spine fixation is reported...
  47. Bakri F, Hadidy A, Hadidi F, Ryalat N, Saket L, Shurbasi N, et al. Bilateral primary psoas abscesses due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neutropenic patient: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2016;10:12 pubmed publisher
    Pyogenic abscess of psoas muscles is a rare condition. Psoas abscess due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an emerging and rare infection and so far the related data are scarce...
  48. Ulrich S, Gunthard H, Nigg C, Bohm T, Greminger P, Vetter W. [22-year-old patient with left groin pain]. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2002;91:928-32 pubmed
    ..Abdominal ultrasound was normal but CT-scan revealed a left sided psoas abscess. Pott's disease was suspected and tuberculostatic therapy with INH, PZA, ETH, RIF was initiated immediately...
  49. Gutierrez Macias A, Pérez Escajadillo J, Calvo F, Garrós Garay J. [Psoas abscess following methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia associated with catheter]. An Med Interna. 2003;20:495-6 pubmed
  50. Rodríguez Arrondo F, Arévalo S, Camino X, von Wichmann M. [Community-acquired necrotizing pneumonia associated with bacteriemia and metastatic septic foci]. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2003;21:211-3 pubmed
  51. Mohan H, Aggarwal R, Nada R, Punia R, Ahluwalia M. Trichinosis of psoas muscle. J Assoc Physicians India. 2002;50:729-30 pubmed
    There are isolated case reports of Trichinella spiralis infestation in animals from India. We report the first case in man from India. The nematode was discovered incidentally during drainage of psoas abscess.
  52. Bustamante Sarabia J, Núñez Camacho J, Juárez Rabadán S, Castro Campos A, Zúñiga Andrade R, Arellano Chepetla I. [The cold tuberculous abscess. A forgotten entity? Considerations based on an autopsy case]. Rev Gastroenterol Mex. 2007;72:47-51 pubmed
    ..with pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis in absence of HIV infection; who also presented a left iliac psoas abscess of torpid evolution simulating an strangulated hernia and died of a sepsis due to colonic perforations by ..
  53. Rutz E, Brunner R. Septic arthritis of the hip - current concepts. Hip Int. 2009;19 Suppl 6:S9-12 pubmed
  54. Voros G, Pandit R, Griffiths P. Metastatic endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to Staphylococcus aureus iliopsoas abscess. Eye (Lond). 2004;18:97-8 pubmed
  55. Chen S, Chang W, Lin Y, Wu C, Tsai S. How deep a superficial gravity abscess?. Intern Med J. 2007;37:64-5 pubmed
  56. Millar T, McGrath P, McConnachie C. Tuberculosis of the spine presenting with a cold abscess through the lumbar triangle of Petit. Clin Anat. 2007;20:329-31 pubmed
    ..as a result of tuberculosis can emerge in a number of anatomical regions, and perhaps most notably as a psoas abscess. We report a less common anatomical location of a cold abscess, presenting as a mass in the inferior lumbar ..
  57. Teo M, Trivedi R, Murphy M. Non-contiguous multifocal Staphylococcus aureus discitis: involvement of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010;152:471-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Multilevel discitis is rare, and classically due to granulomatous organisms like Mycobacterium tuberculosis, brucella and fungal species...
  58. Madden B, Datta S, Planche T. Pyogenic psoas abscess: a rare complication after orthotopic heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2002;21:928-31 pubmed
    We describe a 57-year-old man who developed a primary psoas abscess after treatment for acute allograft rejection, 5 years after orthotopic heart transplantation...
  59. Wang E, Ma L, Edmonds E, Zhao Q, Zhang L, Ji S. Psoas abscess with associated septic arthritis of the hip in infants. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45:2440-3 pubmed publisher
    We describe psoas abscess with concomitant septic hip arthritis in 2 infants, 3 and 7 months old. The common clinical features were a palpable mass in the inguinal region, irritable hip, and delayed treatment...
  60. Yamamoto N, Takegawa R, Seki M, Takahashi K, Tahara K, Hirose T, et al. Pneumorachis associated with multiorgan infection due to Citrobacter koseri. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013;77:370-2 pubmed publisher
    ..This patient recovered from pneumorachis caused by disseminated infection. ..
  61. Hayati S, Leong C, Kumar C, Lee C. Citrobacter koseri bacteraemia complicated by paraspinal abscess and spondylodiscitis--a case report. Med J Malaysia. 2012;67:337-9 pubmed
    ..This case report elucidates to us that the diagnosis of a paraspinal abscess and spondylodiscitis requires a high index of suspicion in at risk patient presenting with compatible signs and symptoms...
  62. Assifi M, Bagameri G, Dimuzio P, Eisenberg J. Management of infected caval filter with simultaneous aortic pseudoaneurysm and retroperitoneal perforation: a case report and literature review. Vascular. 2012;20:225-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Drainage and debridement of an associated iliopsoas abscess was performed, followed by aortic and caval reconstruction...
  63. Neves M, Livani B, Belangero W, Tresoldi A, Pereira R. Psoas abscesses caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis in an adolescent. Mycopathologia. 2009;167:89-93 pubmed publisher
    ..In order to describe the case of an adolescent who developed psoas abscesses caused by Paracoccidiodes brasiliensis...
  64. Heianna J, Miyauchi T, Takano Y, Hashimoto M, Watarai J. Successful treatment of a ruptured infected aneurysm of the lumbar artery with transcatheter embolization. Abdom Imaging. 2005;30:270-3 pubmed
    We report a patient who had an infected aneurysm of the lumbar artery caused by prolonged psoas abscess-forming spondylitis due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and who was treated successfully with transcatheter arterial ..
  65. Anton E, Escalante M. An unexpected finding in bacterial pneumonia. Neth J Med. 2008;66:213, 215 pubmed
  66. Ito I, Miura A. [A case of type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated with left iliopsoas abscess caused by a left femoral vein catheter during treatment for right pyothorax and right subphrenic abscess]. Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. 2011;48:180-4 pubmed
    ..The circumstances of this case strongly support the removal of such a catheter in elderly patients at the first indication of persistent infection...
  67. Yampolsky C, Corti M, Negroni R. Fungal cerebral abscess in a diabetic patient successfully treated with surgery followed by prolonged antifungal therapy. Rev Iberoam Micol. 2010;27:6-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The management of patients with intracranial fungal masses included stereotactic biopsy for diagnosis, partial or radical surgery excision and prolonged antifungal therapy...
  68. Grösslinger K, Lorinson D, Hittmair K, Konar M, Weissenbock H. Iliopsoas abscess with iliac and femoral vein thrombosis in an adult Siberian husky. J Small Anim Pract. 2004;45:113-6 pubmed
    ..Clinical signs resolved completely after surgery. Antimicrobial therapy was continued for four weeks. Within the follow-up period of six months, no recurrence of the clinical signs was detected...
  69. Zissin R, Gayer G, Kots E, Werner M, Shapiro Feinberg M, Hertz M. Iliopsoas abscess: a report of 24 patients diagnosed by CT. Abdom Imaging. 2001;26:533-9 pubmed
    ..We wanted to define the role of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of iliopsoas abscess...
  70. Marincaş A, Cirimbei C, Toba M, Filimon B, Paun L, Bratucu E. [Retroperitoneal pyogenic infections with uncertain etiopathogenesis. Diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties]. Chirurgia (Bucur). 2006;101:583-92 pubmed
    ..mellitus, chronic alcoholism, behavioral disturbances), as well as in primary retroperitoneal infections (psoas abscess, infected retroperitoneal tumors) or in that situations in which the patient presents toxico-septic shock on ..