Psoas abscess: the spine as a primary source of infection.

  title={Psoas abscess: the spine as a primary source of infection.},
  author={Thomas Martin Mueckley and Tanja Schuetz and Martin M. J. Kirschner and Michael Potulski and G. Hofmann and Volker Buehren},
  volume={28 6},
STUDY DESIGN Case report, literature review, discussion. OBJECTIVES To emphasize the role of the spine as primary source of infection for psoas abscess. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Spine-associated psoas abscesses increase with more frequent invasive procedures of the spine and recurring tuberculosis in industrialized countries. Diagnosis is often delayed by misinterpretation as arthritis, joint infection, or urologic or abdominal disorders. METHODS We present six cases of psoas abscesses… CONTINUE READING
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