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1/180. Pneumococcal psoas abscess.

    A 47-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of severe low back pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a left sided psoas muscle abscess. On the first hospital day, US-guided drainage was performed. streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated from the pus. Thereafter, the open drainage of the abscess and antibiotic treatment were given with subsequent clinical improvement. Only 10 cases of pneumococcal psoas abscess have been previously reported in the world literature. ( info)

2/180. Psoas abscesses complicating colonic disease: imaging and therapy.

    Most surgeons think of psoas abscesses as a very rare condition related to tuberculosis of the spine, but in contemporary surgical practice they are more usually a complication of gastrointestinal disease. A case note study was undertaken on all patients treated for psoas abscess at two large hospitals in the mid-Trent region over a 2-year period. All seven patients presented with pyrexia, psoas spasm, a tender mass and leucocytosis. The diagnosis was made on abdominal radiographs in one patient, CT scan in three, MRI in two, and ultrasound in one. Aetiological factors included Crohn's disease in three, appendicitis in two, and sigmoid diverticulitis and metastatic colorectal carcinoma in one each. Six patients underwent transabdominal resection of the diseased bowel, retroperitoneal debridement and external drainage of the abscess cavity. Percutaneous drainage was performed in one. Two patients had more than one surgical exploration for complications. There were no deaths and the hospital stay ranged from 8-152 days. psoas abscess can be a difficult and protracted problem. Bowel resection, thorough debridement, external drainage and concomitant antibiotics are essential for psoas abscesses complicating gastrointestinal disease. Defunctioning stomas may be necessary. However, in some cases a multidisciplinary approach may be required, as psoas abscesses can involve bone and joints. ( info)

3/180. Group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis of the psoas muscle.

    Group A streptococci are common colonizers of the skin and upper respiratory tract. Serious infections of the respiratory tract as well as the skin and soft tissue are common. Highly virulent Group A streptococci are not infrequently the cause of invasive, life-threatening infections. Necrotizing fasciitis is uncommon and rarely the result of Group A streptococci. Necrotizing fasciitis of the psoas from Group A streptococci has been reported as a complication in patients with colon cancer perforation or peritonitis. We report the first case of Group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis of the psoas muscle not associated with peritonitis or colon perforation. ( info)

4/180. Primary salmonella iliopsoas abscess: a case report.

    Primary iliopsoas abscesses are usually hematogenous or seeded via the lymphatic system from an occult focus. staphylococcus aureus has been reported to be the predominant pathogen, whereas salmonella sp has rarely been reported to be a major pathogen. We report the case of a 63-year-old woman who presented with a prolonged fever of two weeks' duration. On admission, physical examination revealed tenderness over the left lower abdomen and hip joint, with her thigh in constant flexion. Computerized tomography of the abdomen revealed an iliac fossa abscess. The drained pus culture yielded salmonella group B. Percutaneous catheter drainage and appropriate antimicrobial therapy with ciprofloxacin eventually yielded good results. There was no evidence of other underlying diseases predisposing the patient to the formation of iliopsoas abscess. salmonella infection should be considered in the diagnostic protocols of iliopsoas abscess in taiwan, where salmonellosis is prevalent. ( info)

5/180. psoas abscess associated with iliac vein thrombosis and piriformis and gluteal abscesses.

    BACKGROUND: A 14-year-old boy was admitted because of lumbago and high fever. methods/RESULTS: Computed tomography scans revealed psoas, piriformis and gluteal abscesses as well as right iliac vein thrombus. A right femoral venogram demonstrated compression from the psoas abscess and thrombosis of the common iliac vein. Appropriate surgical drainage, administration of antibiotics and anticoagulant therapy were effective in the present case. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first report of primary psoas abscess associated with vein thrombosis and is also unique in that abscesses were multiple without predisposing diseases or trauma. ( info)

6/180. Primary psoas abscess due to fusobacterium nucleatum.

    A case of primary pyogenic psoas abscess due to fusobacterium nucleatum is described. Clinicians must maintain a high index of clinical suspicion for the diagnosis of psoas abscess. Although staphylococcus aureus accounts for most cases of primary psoas abscess, this report emphasizes the importance of bacteriological confirmation of the microorganism involved. ( info)

7/180. Non-tuberculous cold abscess of the psoas muscle--an unusual manifestation of colocutaneous fistula.

    We report here a case of colocutaneous fistula drained from the retroperitoneal space mimicking a cold abscess of the psoas muscle. A 60-year-old diabetic woman with a 6-year history of a chronic draining sinus over her right thigh had been treated intermittently with antibiotics. At presentation, she had no systemic toxic signs nor other constitutional symptoms. The patient was inadequately managed by curettage at first under the tentative diagnosis of tuberculous cold abscess. After the correct diagnosis of colocutaneous fistula, right nephrectomy and right hemicolectomy with ileotransverse colostomy were done. The patient was well 5 years later without recurrence. This is an atypical presentation of enterocutaneous fistula in an immunodeficient patient that should be emphasized to facilitate the correct diagnosis and early treatment. ( info)

8/180. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis spondylitis.

    We report a case of multidrug-resistant spinal tuberculosis complicated by epiduritis and paraspinal abscess in a 68-year-old black woman. Multidrug-resistant tuberculous spondylitis is still rare in belgium. Two others cases were reported from 1992 to 1997. The optimal therapy is not standardized and the mandatory duration of treatment is not known. Clinical presentation, radiological findings, and treatment are presented. The need for prompt diagnosis and optimal therapy is emphasized. ( info)

9/180. Serious complications of tuberculous epididymitis.

    Tuberculous epididymitis is a rare entity associated with minor complications. We present two cases of tuberculous epididymitis associated with serious complications (bilateral psoas abscesses and Addison's disease with psoas abscess). A review of the literature disclosed six additional cases associated with serious complications (Addison's disease, inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion, central nervous system involvement) which are discussed and compared to these cases. We conclude that tuberculous epididymitis represents a grave sequela of genital tract involvement and may be associated with serious and even fatal complications. ( info)

10/180. psoas abscess complicating Crohn's disease: report of a case.

    We describe herein the case of a psoas abscess complicating Crohn's disease, and present a review of the literature on this unusual disease entity. A 22-year-old Japanese man with a 5-year history of Crohn's ileocolitis presented with right lower abdominal and hip pain, and a diagnosis of right psoas abscess was subsequently made by abdominal computed tomography (CT). Following the administration of antibiotics and CT-guided percutaneous drainage of the abscess, the patient's symptoms temporarily improved; however, 2 weeks later, the abscess cavity was found to have extended around the periarticular tissue of the right hip joint. To prevent the development of septic arthritis of the hip joint, surgical drainage of the abscess cavity and ileocecal resection were immediately performed, after which the patient's condition greatly improved. The resected specimen showed Crohn's ileocolitis with an external fistula in the terminal ileum which was considered to have caused the psoas abscess. Since psoas abscess in Crohn's disease can result in serious complications such as septic arthritis of the hip joint if left untreated, aggressive treatment should be initiated without delay. ( info)
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