Psoas abscess complicating Crohn's disease: Report of two cases

Yuji Funayama, Iwao Sasaki, Hiroo Naito, Takashi Tsuchiya, Michinaga Takahashi, Kaori Koyama, Tsuyoshi Masuko, Ken Ichi Takahashi, Nobuo Hiwatashi, Seiki Matsuno

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Abstract

We report herein the cases of two patients with Crohn's disease complicated by a psoas abscess. The first patient was a 29-year-old man who underwent definitive surgery after acute inflammation had been controlled by nutritional therapy. In the second patient, a 37-year-old man, the abscess required drainage under local anesthesia prior to surgery. Both patients have been free from recurrence of any abdominal symptoms for about 2 years since undergoing surgery. Although psoas abscess is still regarded as a rare complication, with the increasing prevalence of Crohn's disease in Japan it has become one of the most important complications requiring surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery today
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Crohn's disease
  • abscess
  • psoas abscess
  • retroperitoneal abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Funayama, Y., Sasaki, I., Naito, H., Tsuchiya, T., Takahashi, M., Koyama, K., Masuko, T., Takahashi, K. I., Hiwatashi, N., & Matsuno, S. (1996). Psoas abscess complicating Crohn's disease: Report of two cases. Surgery today, 26(5), 345-348. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00311604