Iliopsoas Abscess in an Infant

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Author(s)

    • Ishibashi Hiroki
    • Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, Tokushima University Hospital|Department of Pediatric Surgery, National Kagawa Children’s Hospital
    • Oshio Takehito
    • Department of Pediatric Surgery, National Kagawa Children’s Hospital
    • Sogami Tomoko
    • Department of Pediatric Surgery, National Kagawa Children’s Hospital
    • Nii Akira
    • Department of Pediatric Surgery, National Kagawa Children’s Hospital
    • Mori Hiroki
    • Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, Tokushima University Hospital
    • Yada Keigo
    • Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, Tokushima University Hospital
    • Shimada Mitsuo
    • Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, Tokushima University Hospital

Abstract

Iliopsoas abscess (IPA) is uncommon in childhood and very rare in the neonate and infant. We present a case of IPA after an umbilical granuloma in an infant. A baby girl with a birth weight of 2,970 g was born at thirty-seven weeks and two days gestation by Caesarean Section. On the fourteenth day after birth, her umbilicus was wet and developed the granulomatous formation. At two months of age, she presented with right leg and groin swelling with mild bluish discoloration and without fever. She had poor movement of her right leg and showed apparent discomfort. Her umbilicus was dry and there was no granulomatous material. Ultrasonography and computed tomography demonstrated an iliopsoas abscess in the right position. Therefore, an extraperitoneal surgical drainage was performed, aspirating yellowish pus. Culture of the purulent material revealed <I>Staphylococcus aureus</I>. Systemic antibiotic therapy was continued for ten days. After three days of drainage, full-range motion of the right leg was gained, and then after eleven days, CT findings comfirmed the disappearance of the iliopsoas abscess. IPA is extremely rare and it is difficult to diagnose. However, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of an infant with poor leg movement and swelling of the groin to the femur. J. Med. Invest. 61: 213-216, February, 2014

Journal

  • The Journal of Medical Investigation

    The Journal of Medical Investigation 61(1.2), 213-216, 2014

    The University of Tokushima Faculty of Medicine

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004822711
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11166929
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    1343-1420
  • Data Source
    IR  J-STAGE 
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