Psoas abscess following intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin for bladder cancer: a case report.

@article{Hakim1993PsoasAF,
  title={Psoas abscess following intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin for bladder cancer: a case report.},
  author={Samuel Hakim and John A. Heaney and Thomas Heinz and R W Zwolak},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1993},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={188-9}
}
An 87-year-old man with an abdominal aortic aneurysm received intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. He presented 9 months later with a psoas abscess that mimicked a contained retroperitoneal abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. The abscess cultures yielded Mycobacterium bovis. Recent transurethral resection and high voiding pressures after instillations of bacillus Calmette-Guerin may have led to distant dissemination of the drug.