Primary psoas abscess

Dig Dis Sci. 2002 Sep;47(9):2103-5. doi: 10.1023/a:1019693400742.


Psoas abscess is an uncommon condition with varied etiology. Diagnosis is based on symptoms, signs, and CT scan of the abdomen. Treatment consists of adequate drainage either percutaneously or surgically with antibiotic coverage. Serious complications such as sepsis and mortality may result if there is a delay in treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psoas Abscess* / diagnosis
  • Psoas Abscess* / etiology
  • Psoas Abscess* / surgery
  • Streptococcal Infections* / diagnosis
  • Streptococcal Infections* / etiology
  • Streptococcal Infections* / surgery
  • Streptococcus agalactiae*