Psoas abscess

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel

Presentation

Back ache, vomiting - 7 days

Patient Data

Age: 26 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Heterogeneously hypoechoic collection with multiple foci of gas, measuring  8.3 x 3.2 cm noted in the right psoas muscle.

Case Discussion

Psoas muscle abscess and fluid collections are located in the retrofascial space rather than in the retroperitoneal space because the psoas muscles are located in the iliopsoas compartment posterior to the transversalis fascia, which is the posterior boundary of the retroperitoneum.

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Case Information

rID: 34463
Case created: 22nd Feb 2015
Last edited: 29th Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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