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Actas Urol Esp. 2006 Oct;30(9):943-6.

[Primary psoas abscess due to Streptococcus pneumoniae].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Servicio de Urología 1, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Asturias. malvarez79@mixmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES:

To report to the literature a new case of primary psoas abscess.

METHODS:

The patient is a 65 years old woman who suffered back and left hip pain for approximately 1 month. A CTA showed a retroperitoneal mass that involved the left Psoas. It was drained 1800 cc of purulent fluid infected by Streptococo pneumoniae.

RESULTS:

In a CTA made 21 days after drainage, showed a very small residual collection.

CONCLUSIONS:

Primary Psoas Abscess are a very rare entity, with a low rate of mortatility if well treated.

PMID:
17175936
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