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Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques:
Case Report

Laparoscopic Drainage of Bilateral Tuberculous Psoas Abscesses

Atkin, Gary MRCS; Qurashi, Kamran LMS; Isla, Alberto FRCS

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Abstract

Psoas abscess secondary to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is rare in industrialized countries. Standard treatment options for psoas abscess of any etiology include percutaneous drainage under radiographic guidance and surgery, which is reserved for failure of conservative therapy. A case of bilateral tuberculous psoas abscesses is reported and a surgical method of drainage utilizing a totally extraperitoneal laparoscopic approach is described.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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