Iliopsoas bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Nolan Walker

Presentation

Patient presented to A and E with right iliac fossa tenderness, sudden onset. Bloods normal except for a mildly raised CRP of approximately 45. Ultrasound requested to assess for the cause of pain.

Patient Data

Age: 69
Gender: Female
CT

Case Discussion

This illustrates that an iliopsoas bursa can be a potential cause for pint tenderness in the iliac fossas. Image findings on ultrasound are perhaps confusing as the bursae is predominately of soft tissue, not fluid and is adjacent to the lies in close proximity to the inguinal canal.

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Case information

rID: 43169
Case created: 26th Feb 2016
Last edited: 15th Mar 2016
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