Iliopsoas bursitis-an unusual presentation of metastatic bone disease

Br J Rheumatol. 1996 Mar;35(3):285-8. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/35.3.285.


Diagnostic uncertainty concerning the nature of an enlarging inguinal mass in an elderly male with a short history of hip pain was resolved by a combination of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Subsequent investigations showed that the enlarged iliopsoas bursa, which contained a number of atypical cells, was an unusual presenting feature of a destructive metastatic lesion in the right hip.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arthritis / etiology
  • Bone Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Bursitis / etiology*
  • Hip Joint* / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Neoplasms, Unknown Primary / pathology*
  • Pain / etiology
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonography