Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2006 , Vol 52 , Num 3
Primary Psoas Abscess Presented Only with Low Back Pai
Sibel Çubukçu Fırat 1 ,Ülkü Gürbüz 2 ,Can Çevikol 3 ,Şükrü Aktan 4 ,Tiraje Tuncer 5
1 Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Denizli
2 Akdeniz Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Antalya
3 Akdeniz Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon ve Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Antalya
4 Department Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, General Surgery, Antalya
5 Akdeniz Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Romatoloji Bölümü, Antalya

Psoas abscess is an entity that we rarely meet as a cause of low back pain. High grade fever, flank pain, and limitation of hip joint movements establish the classical triad of psoas abscess. Our patient had been complaining about a progressively worsening right low back pain radiating to his right leg for four months when he admitted to our outpatient clinic. Except for pain and weight loss (5 kg in 4 months) he did not have any other symptom. With radiological imaging studies and laboratory findings he was diagnosed to have psoas abscess. As we know, psoas abscess develops in a very short time and causes mortality if it is not diagnosed and treated appropriately.  

Keywords : Psoas abscess; low back pai