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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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NAVARRO GIL, Joaquín et al. Psoas muscle abscess: bibliographic review. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.1, pp.73-77. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objetives: To report the clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of psoas abscess. Methods/Results: We report the case of a 77 year old female patient who was diagnosed of psoas abscess. Due to the unspecific symptoms, she was initially treated as a renal colic. Ultrasound was the test that oriented us to the diagnosis. Percutaneous drainage was effective, checking the resolution using CT Scan. Conclusions: Psoas abscess is an uncommon pathology the presenting features of which are usually unspecific. CT Scan is the astronomer diagnostic tests and percutaneous drainage has good results and is less aggressive therapeutic option for this disease.

Keywords : Abscess; Psoas; Percutaneous drainaje.

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