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J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Sep;39(9):e4-5.

Retroperitoneoscopic drainage of a psoas abscess.

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Department of Minimal Access Surgery, P.D. National Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre and St Elizabeth Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Abstract

Pyogenic psoas abscess in the pediatric age group is a primary condition caused mostly by Staphylococcus aureus. The preferred treatment is percutaneous or surgical drainage under a cover of systemic antibiotics. Laparoscopic drainage scores over open surgery in terms of minimal invasion, shorter hospital stay, better patient comfort, and more complete drainage compared with the percutaneous approach. The authors report a case of a 4-year-old boy with a psoas abscess that was effectively drained laparoscopically through an extraperitoneal approach.

PMID:
15359416
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2004.05.033
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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