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Psoas abscess following intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin for bladder cancer: a case report.

Authors
  • Hakim, S
  • Heaney, J A
  • Heinz, T
  • Zwolak, R W
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1993
Volume
150
Issue
1
Pages
188–189
Identifiers
PMID: 8510250
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An 87-year-old man with an abdominal aortic aneurysm received intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. He presented 9 months later with a psoas abscess that mimicked a contained retroperitoneal abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. The abscess cultures yielded Mycobacterium bovis. Recent transurethral resection and high voiding pressures after instillations of bacillus Calmette-Guerin may have led to distant dissemination of the drug.

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