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Secondary psoas abscess twenty-seven years after nephrectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8137860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abscesses of the psoas muscle are due to a hematogenous dissemination, to the spread of infection from adjacent intestinal structures, to osteomyelitis of the spine or to tuberculous infection of a disc space. In contrast, psoas abscesses related to the urological tract have only been described on exception. The present report focuses on a right psoas abscess which developed 27 years after a nephrectomy. The infectious process resulted from the spread of an acute vesical infection through the residual ureter. Analysis of 4 other cases reported in the literature allows us to delineate the clinical features of psoas abscesses of urological origin.
M P Guillaume; J L Allé; E Cogan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European urology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0302-2838     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Urol.     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-22     Completed Date:  1994-04-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7512719     Medline TA:  Eur Urol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Brugmann University Hospital, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Cystitis / complications*,  microbiology
Escherichia coli Infections*
Psoas Abscess / etiology*,  microbiology
Time Factors
Ureter / microbiology

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