International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023

Bilateral PSOAS Abscess - One of the Largest of its Kind - Case Report

Prakash Narayan Gupta | Nikunj Nandan [2]

Abstract: PSOAS Abscess is a less known illness with varied signs and symptoms depending on multiple factors like size, location, duration, etc. We report a case wherein a young lady presented with complaints of persistent pain in lower back associated with gradual weight loss and lassitude over several months. Imaging revealed a bilateral PSOAS abscess measuring 22 cm on the right side, which was probably among the largest of its kind. She was managed with pigtail drainage and anti-tubercular therapy leading to gradual but complete recovery. There are multiple studies related to PSOAS Abscess in Medical literature, however to the best of our knowledge, PSOAS abscess as large as 22 cm is yet to be reported. It is prudent to document such cases so as to have a better understanding about the extent of disease progression and have a high index of suspicion for early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Keywords: PSOAS Abscess, Weight Loss, Pain, Lassitude, Imaging

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,

Pages: 1884 - 1886

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