Psoas muscle abscess

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Psoas muscle abscess
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 K68.12
ICD-9 567.31
MeSH D016659

Owing to the proximal attachments of the iliopsoas, a pus-filled abscess (psoas abscess), as may occur in lumbar tuberculosis, may drain inferiorly into the upper medial thigh and present as a swelling in the region.[citation needed]

Treatment may involve drainage and antibiotics.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Melissas J, Romanos J, de Bree E, Schoretsanitis G, Askoxylakis J, Tsiftsis DD (April 2002). "Primary psoas abscess. Report of three cases". Acta Chir. Belg. 102 (2): 114–7. PMID 12051083.