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December 1985

Imaging of Psoas Muscle Abscess in Adolescents With Crohn's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Radiology, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (Drs Cohen, Schechter, and Eaton), and New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York (Drs Brill and Winchester).

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(12):1223-1225. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140140057027

• Two adolescents with psoas muscle abscesses secondary to Crohn's disease are presented. Musculoskeletal signs of hip flexion and scoliosis led to early clinical suspicion. Computed tomography and ultrasonography demonstrated the extent of involvement and allowed specific preoperative diagnosis.

(AJDC 1985;139:1223-1225)