A case of a recurrent iliopsoas abscess masking a complicated appendicitis successfully treated by a laparoscopic approach

Sae Byeol Choi, Hyung Joon Han, Wan Bae Kim, Tae Jin Song, Sang Yong Choi

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    Abstract

    Iliopsoas abscesses can be caused by a secondary adjacent infectious source in the bowel. Complicated retroperitoneal abscesses involving the iliopsoas muscle and the lateral abdominal wall can develop as a serious complication of a perforated acute appendicitis. A 73-year-old man with a history of recurrent iliopsoas abscess was referred to our clinic. He had earlier been treated for recurrent right iliopsoas abscess by a percutaneous catheter and operative drainage and antibiotics in another hospital 3 times for 6 years at 2 or 3 year intervals. At the fourth episode, the abscess was proven to be caused by perforated appendicitis on laparoscopic exploration. The main drainage procedure of the abscess, as well as the appendectomy, was performed through a laparoscopic approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e69-e72
    JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
    Volume20
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr

    Keywords

    • Appendicitis
    • Iliopsoas abscess
    • Laparoscopic appendectomy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery

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