Metastatic carcinoma of the cervix presenting as a psoas abscess in an HIV-negative woman

Singapore Med J. 2003 Jun;44(6):302-3.

Abstract

A case of advanced carcinoma of the cervix presenting as a psoas abscess is described. This unusual presentation has been reported in association with AIDS but is extremely rare in HIV-negative women. This case report emphasises the importance of awareness of unusual causes of the psoas abscess in an era when the classical tuberculous abscess is fast disappearing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Drainage
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • HIV Seronegativity
  • Humans
  • Ilium / diagnostic imaging
  • Ilium / pathology
  • Neoplasms, Squamous Cell / complications
  • Neoplasms, Squamous Cell / diagnosis
  • Neoplasms, Squamous Cell / secondary*
  • Pain / diagnostic imaging
  • Pain / etiology
  • Psoas Abscess / diagnostic imaging*
  • Psoas Abscess / therapy
  • Psoas Muscles / diagnostic imaging
  • Psoas Muscles / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / complications
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*