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Ir J Med Sci. 2010 Dec;179(4):609-10. doi: 10.1007/s11845-010-0583-2. Epub 2010 Sep 26.

Lateral thigh swelling: an unusual presentation of psoas abscess in a 61-year-old male.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. joseph.f.baker@gmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Psoas abscess is a rare pathology with significant morbidity and mortality, if not diagnosed early and treated appropriately.

METHODS:

We report a case of 61-year-old male who presented with only lateral thigh swelling. A brief discussion regarding the case follows.

CONCLUSION:

Psoas abscess is a rare entity and can present in atypical fashion. Clinicians need to be aware of these variation so to not miss this diagnosis.

PMID:
20872088
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