Atraumatic psoas haematoma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Chronic use of acetylsalicylic. No trauma history.

Patient Data

Age: 81
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen

Hyperattenuating lesion extending the left psoas muscle, consistent with haematoma.


CT Abdomen (1 month later)

About a month later persists heterogeneous and encapsulated collection inside the left psoas muscle. Patient presents infectious set.


CT Abdomen - Post percutaneous abscess drainage

After case discussion with infectology staff we chosen to drain the collection percutaneously. Procedure performed with ultrasound guidance and patient in the left lateral position, given his inability to stay in ventral recumbency.

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Case information

rID: 20457
Published: 20th Nov 2012
Last edited: 1st Sep 2015
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