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Massive Intrapelvic Abscess after Injection into the Thigh in a Patient with Tuberculosis

Frey SP1, Röbler P2, Pflugmacher R2, Schmolders J2, Platzek R2, Trost M1, Wetterkamp M1 and Bornemann R2

1Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Trauma Surgery at the St. Josef-Hospital Bochum, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

2Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, University of Bonn, Germany

*Corresponding Author:
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Frey Sönke Percy
Consultant, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
at the St. Josef-Hospital Bochum, Ruhr-University Bochum
Gudrunstr. 56, 44791 Bochum, Germany
Tel: + 49 234 5090
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 10, 2018; Accepted date: March 20, 2018; Published date: March 22, 2018

Citation: Frey SP, Röbler P, Pflugmacher R, Schmolders J, Platzek R, et al. (2018) Massive Intrapelvic Abscess after Injection into The Thigh in a Patient with Tuberculosis. Med Case Rep Vol.4 No.2: I47. doi: 10.21767/2471-8041.100082

 
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A 33-year-old male from a refugee camp was admitted to our emergency room with pelvic pain, massive peritrochanteric and gluteal swelling. 2 months before he has had a local anesthetic injection into the left proximal thigh after having pain. He had no history of spinal or pelvic disorder or of infection. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a massive peri-trochanteric and intrapelvine abscess formation that measured 27.3 cm by 16.7 cm in the greatest dimensions on the coronal views and 30.8 cm by 7.7 cm in the axial views (Panel A-C show the coronal view (MRI STIR), Panel D-E show the axial view (MRI T1); green arrows show the peritrochanteric extension, white arrows the hip joints, orange arrows the pre-sacral area, yellow arrows the abscess extension and the red arrows showing the abscess running through the greater ischiadic foramen) (Figures 1 and 2). The abscess formation was immediately operatively released through bilateral Kocher-Langenbeck approaches. An abscess formation like this is extremely rare in a young and healthy individual. It is more likely to be seen in patients with immune suppression. Microbiological examination revealed mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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Figure 1: Magnetic resonance imaging [Panel A-C show the coronal view (MRI STIR), Panel D-E show the axial view (MRI T1); green arrows show the peri-trochanteric extension, white arrows the hip joints, orange arrows the pre-sacral area, yellow arrows the abscess extension and the red arrows showing the abscess running through the greater ischiadic foramen].

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Figure 2: Magnetic resonance imaging showing massive peritrochanteric and intrapelvine abscess formation (without labels and arrows).

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