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R Plaza, A Soriano, X Tomas, X Gallart, S Garcia
Psoas abscess (PA) is an uncommon disease and its diagnosis is difficult. It can be primary or secondary. Primary abscesses are of unknown origin and are presumably caused by haematogenous or lymphatic spread from a distant infectious focus. Secondary PA is caused by spreading from a contiguous infected structure, such as vertebrae (espondilodiscitis) or mesenteric abscesses (Crohns disease). PA infrequently has been associated with an infection of total hip arthroplasty (ITHA). The correct diagnosis in these cases is difficult due to the clinical similarities between PA and ITHA...
July 2006: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
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