Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 6

An Interesting and Unusual Case of Recurrent Psoas Abscess

Saikat Sarkar*

Spinal Surgery, Columbia Asia Hospital, Kolkata, India

*Corresponding Author: Saikat Sarkar, Spinal Surgery, Columbia Asia Hospital, Kolkata, India.

Received: October 11, 2021; Published: December 14, 2021

Abstract

Psoas abscess (ilio psoas abscess) is a relatively rare clinical entity. Recurrent pyogenic psoas abscess is extremely rare and we have found three reported cases till date [1,4,6]. Psoas abscess may be primary or secondary. In India psoas abscess secondary to spinal tuberculosis is not uncommon. We present a case of primary, pyogenic, right sided psoas abscess in a 53 years male patient. In this case the large abscess was drained surgically and patient was treated with appropriate antibiotics. He was cured completely. After 4 months patient returned with fever, right flank pain and swelling almost like the 1st time. Repeat surgical drainage done and proper antibiotics were administered.

Keywords: Kidney; Spine; Psoas Abscess

References

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Citation

Citation: Saikat Sarkar. “An Interesting and Unusual Case of Recurrent Psoas Abscess".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.6 (2022): 15-17.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Saikat Sarkar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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