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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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
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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