J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2013 Feb;48(1):33-37. 10.4055/jkoa.2013.48.1.33.

Laparoscopic Treatment for Psoas Abscess

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University, Cheonan, Korea. chhong@sch.ac.kr
  • 2Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University, Cheonan, Korea.

Abstract

Psoas abscess is a rare and high mortality disease if there is no appropriate treatment. The surgical approach of psoas abscess is very difficult because psoas muscle is anatomically located within retroperitoneum. Recently, computed tomography guided percutaneous catheter drainage with proper antibiotic therapy has shown good results. If this therapy fails to resolve the psoas abscess, surgical treatment may be necessary. We experienced two cases of psoas abscess resolved by surgical drainage using laparoscopy. We report two successful results with relevant literatures.

Keyword

psoas abscess; drainage; laparoscopy
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