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G Chir. 2007 Apr;28(4):139-41.

Psoas abscess ten years after ipsilateral nephrectomy for pyonephrosis.

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Azienda USL di Ferrara, Unità Operativa di Chirurgia Generale Ospedale Civile Mazzolani-Vandini di Argenta.

Abstract

Pyogenic abscess of the psoas muscle is a rare disease. The Authors report a recently observed case which developed 10 years after ipsilateral nephrectomy for pyonephrosis, reviewing the pertinent literature. The culture of the pus extracted only reproduced Proteus mirabilis. The relation between psoas abscess and nephrectomy is unclear. To make diagnosis is important to consider this condition in differential diagnosis in presence of fever and flank tenderness in a nephrectomized patient.

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