Psoas abscess ten years after ipsilateral nephrectomy for pyonephrosis

Di Marco, Luigi and Sciascia, Valerio and Salmi, R. and Manfredini, A. and Cocuzza, C. and Berghenti, M. (2007) Psoas abscess ten years after ipsilateral nephrectomy for pyonephrosis. Il giornale di chirurgia, 28 (4). pp. 139-141. ISSN 1971-145x

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Pyogenic abscess of the psoas muscle is a rare disease. The Authors report a recently observed case which developed 10 years after ipsilateral nephrectomy for pyonephrosis, reviewing the pertinent literature. The culture of the pus extracted only reproduced Proteus mirabilis. The relation between psoas abscess and nephrectomy is unclear. To make diagnosis is important to consider this condition in differential diagnosis in presence of fever and flank tenderness in a nephrectomized patient.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psoas abscess, Nephrectomy, Proteus mirabilis; Ascesso psoas, Nefrectomia, Proteus mirabilis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2013 14:59
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 14:59

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