Freih Odeh Abu Hassan, Akram Shannak


August 2008, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 239 - 242 Case Report Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-007-0507-7

First Online: 12 October 2007

A case of non-tropical pyomyositis in a healthy, adolescent, 13-year-old boy, affecting the paraspinal muscles is presented. Computerised axial tomography scan (CT scan) of the spine provided valuable information on the nature, extent of the disease and helped to plan successful surgical management. None of the reported cases of such severity of paraspinal pyomyositis had involvement of quadratus lumborum muscle or compression on retroperitoneal organ as in our case.


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