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Case Report

BTDMJB. 2011; 7(2): 79-81

Psoas abscess secondary to Brucellosis

Selim Sözen, Cemal Üstün, Hasan Baki Altınsoy.

Skeletal system involvement is relatively a common complication of human brucellosis, however, muscular involvement and psoas abscess are less frequent. Psoas abscess is a rare clinical situation which if not considered the diagnosis is very difficult. Ultrasonography and computed tomography of abdomen are used for the diagnosis. Combination of antibiotic treatment and drainage are recommended in the management of psoas abscess. In this report a patient of 63 years old with severe hip pain which an abscess in the psoasmuscle was determined by CT is discussed

Key words: Psoas abscess, percutaneous abscess drainage, Brucellosis

Article Language: Turkish English

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