Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 525-528

Unusual presentation of psoas abscess as an abdominal lump

Department of Surgery, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Vishal Yadav
Department of Surgery, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai - 410 206, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.135299

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Psoas abscess is a collection of pus in the iliopsoas compartment that has traditionally been classified as primary or secondary according to its origin. Psoas abscess is an uncommon clinical entity that can be primary following hematogenous dissemination of an etiologic agent, the source of which is usually occult or secondary as a result of local extension of an infectious process near the psoas muscle. We report a case of primary pyogenic psoas abscess caused by β-hemolytic streptococci presenting as a lump in the abdomen and subsequently varying treatment regimens. We present the details of this case as well as a literature review to compare various presentations, etiologies and potential treatment modalities.

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