alexa Retroperitoneoscopic drainage of a psoas abscess.
Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Journal of Neonatal and Pediatric Medicine

Author(s): Katara AN, Shah RS, Bhandarkar DS, Unadkat RJ

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Pyogenic psoas abscess in the pediatric age group is a primary condition caused mostly by Staphylococcus aureus. The preferred treatment is percutaneous or surgical drainage under a cover of systemic antibiotics. Laparoscopic drainage scores over open surgery in terms of minimal invasion, shorter hospital stay, better patient comfort, and more complete drainage compared with the percutaneous approach. The authors report a case of a 4-year-old boy with a psoas abscess that was effectively drained laparoscopically through an extraperitoneal approach.

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This article was published in J Pediatr Surg. and referenced in Journal of Neonatal and Pediatric Medicine

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