Tuberculosis with psoas abscess

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Case Discussion

This patient with known TB presented with back pain and problems mobilising.

Their CT confirmed the apical scarring consistent with TB and also revealed a psoas abscess: the source of their mobility problem.

The massive left sided renal cyst was initially distracting. Only a check of review areas yeilded the diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 6408
Published: 21st Jun 2009
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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