iliopsoas abscess


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iliopsoas abscess

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.

iliopsoas abscess

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
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When a specimen culture fails to indicate a microbiological diagnosis and repeated trials of conventional antimicrobial therapy fail, a non-infectious cause should be considered as a differential diagnosis, particularly in the case of an iliopsoas abscess.
In this case, an abscess caused by a malignant Brenner neoplasm was inaccurately and prematurely diagnosed as an infectious iliopsoas abscess.
In the treatment of deep intramuscular abscesses such as iliopsoas abscess in elderly patients, VCM or carbapenem should be indicated to provide coverage for Staphylococcus aureus or anaerobic bacteria such as Bacteroides species.