J Korean Radiol Soc.  1984 Jun;20(2):321-325. 10.3348/jkrs.1984.20.2.321.

Ultrasonographic Findings of Psoas abscess and Hematoma

Abstract

A retrospective analysis of the ultrasonographic findings of 9 cases of tuberculous abscess, 5 cases of pyogenic abscess and 2 cases of hematoma of psoas and adjacent muscles was made. Fluid collection with or without internal echoes was seen in 12 cases out of total 16 cases. Other findings were 2 cases of only muscle swelling, 1 case of highly echogenic mass.like appearance and 1 case of fluid collection with septae. Ultrasonography is considered an accurate method in identifying early pathologic changes of the psoas muscle and determining its extent. and in differentiating tumor from fluid collection of the psoas muscle. Authors dare to say that ultrasound examination is a procedure of choice in the diagnosis of psoas abscess and hematoma.


MeSH Terms

Abscess
Diagnosis
Hematoma*
Methods
Muscles
Psoas Abscess*
Psoas Muscles
Retrospective Studies
Ultrasonography
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