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Iliopsoas abscess—a review and update on the literature

D Shields, P Robinson, T P Crowley
International Journal of Surgery 2012, 10 (9): 466-9
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Iliopsoas abscess is a rare condition with a varied symptomology and aetiology. Patients with this condition often present in different ways to different specialities leading to delays in diagnosis and management. Recent advances in the radiological diagnosis of this traditionally rare abscess have highlighted that there is a lack of evidence relating to its aetiology, symptomology, investigation and management. This article reviews the currently available literature to present a concise and systematic review of iliopsoas abscess.

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