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Piriformis pyomyositis: a rare cause of sciatica.

@article{Chong2004PiriformisPA,
  title={Piriformis pyomyositis: a rare cause of sciatica.},
  author={K. Chong and B. Tay},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={
          229-31
        }
}
A 30-year-old Thai woman with piriformis pyomyositis presented with sciatica. Computed tomography showed swelling and enhancement of the right gluteus medius and piriformis muscles. She made a complete recovery after a course of intravenous antibiotics. This condition has only been reported three other times and is often diagnosed with difficulty. It could be erroneously dismissed as a lumbar disc prolapse. If untreated, it could lead to prolonged hospital stay and death. A high index of… Expand
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