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Related to iliopsoas abscess: iliopsoas muscle
Etymology: L, ilium
a collection of pus in the iliopsoas muscle, possibly tuberculous in origin, that spreads from the thoracic or lumbar spine to the upper leg muscles, usually caused by staphylococcus infection.
An abscess in the psoas and iliacus muscles. It typically results from a local or regional spread of an intestinal or renal abscess or from a blood-borne infection, e.g., after a drug injection.Synonym: psoas abscess
See also: abscess