Psoas muscle abscess due to Pasteurella multocida

J Urol. 1987 Mar;137(3):487-8. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)44081-x.


A 9-year-old girl with meningomyelocele, an ileal conduit and a living related kidney transplant presented with a progressive gait disturbance. Radiographic evaluation included a computerized tomography scan that disclosed a large right psoas muscle abscess. The abscess cavity was drained percutaneously and culture of its contents yielded Pasteurella multocida. This case illustrates an unusual presentation of a psoas muscle abscess caused by an uncommon organism that was diagnosed and treated by nonoperative methods.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / diagnostic imaging*
  • Abscess / etiology
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Muscular Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pasteurella Infections / diagnostic imaging*
  • Retroperitoneal Space
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed