iliopsoas abscess


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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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To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of dropped gallstones causing an iliopsoas abscess and a periprosthetic total hip infection.
Lee, "Vertebral tuberculosis complicated with retropharyngeal, parathoracic, and huge iliopsoas abscess, successfully treated with image-guided percutaneous drainage," Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, vol.
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 such situations, we propose the collection of exhaustive histologic evidence in a timely fashion in order to establish the correct diagnosis.
In conclusion, this case suggested that Brenner tumors should be considered as an unusual cause of iliopsoas abscesses. In this case, an abscess caused by a malignant Brenner neoplasm was inaccurately and prematurely diagnosed as an infectious iliopsoas abscess.
The most common disease was intra-abdominal abscess (n =18, 38.3%), followed by iliopsoas abscess (n =13, 27.7%).