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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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LOPEZ ARAMBURU, Miguel Ángel et al. Thigh abscess: a very rare complication of retropubic adenomectomy. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.1, pp.71-74. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objective: Usual complications of retropubic adenomectomy are well-known. Despite their low incidence, urologists face them relatively often in their daily practice due to the frequent performance of this technique, and they usually have satisfactory outcomes. We want to attract attention to the presence of a thigh abscess as an exceptional complication of adenomectomy. It is such an oddity that may pose very important diagnostic problems, with negative implications due to treatment delay. The knowledge of it may be decisive at the time of diagnosis and enable a fast decision-making process. Methods/Results: We present the case of a great thigh abscess as a complication of adenomectomy. We performed a detailed description of its presentation and avatars occurred until diagnosis and treatment, fortunately successful. We collect the pathogenic mechanisms of dissemination and comment on bibliography. Conclusions: The presence of a thigh abscess as a late complication of adenomectomy is an exceptional entity requiring a rapid diagnosis to an enable successful treatment, because it is a severe complication.

Keywords : Thigh abscess; Retropubic adenomectomy; Surgical complications.

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