Psoas abscess

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Psoas muscle abscess
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Owing to the proximal attachments of the iliopsoas, a pus-filled abscess (psoas abscess), as may occur in lumbar tuberculosis, may drain inferiorly into the upper medial thigh and present as a swelling in the region.[citation needed]

Treatment may involve drainage and antibiotics.[1]

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  1. Melissas J, Romanos J, de Bree E, Schoretsanitis G, Askoxylakis J, Tsiftsis DD (2002). "Primary psoas abscess. Report of three cases". Acta Chir. Belg. 102 (2): 114–7. PMID 12051083. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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