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Endometriosis presenting like a psoas abscess

Bhat, Shyamasunder N and Mohanty, Simanchal P and Kustagi, Prahlad (2007) Endometriosis presenting like a psoas abscess. Saudi Med J, 28 (6). pp. 1296-1298.

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Abstract

Endometriosis is the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue that responds to hormonal stimulation. Although endometriosis occurs most often in the pelvis, several unusual sites have been reported. We present a case of endometriosis mimicking, a psoas abscess. A 39-year-old lady presented with pain around the right hip, of 5 years duration. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed a multi-loculated mass in the right iliopsoas muscle. On exploration, a hemorrhagic cystic mass was seen pressing on the femoral nerve. The lesion was excised and histological examination of the tissue showed features of endometriosis. The patient was treated by cyclic hormonal suppressive therapy for 3 months. Her pain and the flexion deformity of the hip resolved completely. Retroperitoneal endometriosis presenting with deformity and pain in the hip may mimic a psoas abscess. If the possibility of this diagnosis is entertained, inappropriate treatment may be avoided.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 04:16
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 04:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1868

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