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Psoas abscess. A rare complication of Crohn's disease.
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PMID:  8830873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Psoas abscess complicating Crohn's disease is a rare condition. Fever, abdominal tenderness, limb pain and hip contracture are typical signs but only present in half of the cases. Cultures of the pus mostly grow a mixture of enterobacteria. The diagnosis is made by CT-scan. Medical therapy always results in recurrence of the abscess. Resection of the fistula and the affected bowel segment with end-to-end anastomosis is the therapy of choice. A case report is presented, followed by a review of the literature.
P Cools; E Bosmans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    1996 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-07     Completed Date:  1996-11-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sint-Elisabethziekenhuis, Dienst Heelkunde, Turnhout.
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MeSH Terms
Colitis / complications,  surgery
Colonic Diseases / complications,  etiology
Crohn Disease / complications*,  surgery
Intestinal Perforation / complications,  etiology
Psoas Abscess / etiology*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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