Primary psoas muscle abscess after an uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery

Omar Maurice Young, Erika Werner, Anna K. Sfakianaki

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Abstract

Background: The occurrence of a psoas abscess after a spontaneous vaginal delivery is a rare postpartum complication with a significant mortality risk. Case: A 17-year-old primiparous patient presented 3 weeks after an uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery with fever refractory to antibiotics. Imaging revealed the patient to have a 4×4-cm abscess of the right iliopsoas muscle. The patient underwent drainage of the abscess along with the administration of intravenous antibiotics. Conclusion: Prompt recognition of and subsequent effective treatment for a psoas abscess are crucial to avoid potential long-term morbidity and even mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-479
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume116
Issue number2 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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