Strategies in the management of pyogenic psoas abscesses.

  title={Strategies in the management of pyogenic psoas abscesses.},
  author={D C Macgillivray and Rawson James Valentine and Joel A. Johnson},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={57 11},
The presentation and management of eight patients with pyogenic psoas abscesses treated at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, between January 1986 and July 1989 are presented. The psoas abscesses were secondary to underlying gastrointestinal disease in six patients and sacral osteomyelitis in one patient. In one patient, the etiology of the abscess could not be determined. The average duration of symptoms in these patients was 16 days. Computed tomography was useful in… CONTINUE READING