Spondylodiscitis with Epidural and Psoas Muscle Abscesses as Complications After Transrectal Ultrasound-guided Prostate Biopsy: Report of a Rare Case

  • Chiao-Ching Li Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital, Kaohsiung Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei
  • Chiao-Zhu Li Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital, Kaohsiung Department of Neurological Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei
  • Sheng-Tang Wu Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei
  • Tai-Lung Cha Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei
  • Shou-Hung Tang Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei
Keywords: Spondylodiscitis, Prostate Biopsy, Transrectal Ultrasound, Psoas Muscle Abscess

Abstract

A 71-year-old man presented with spondylodiscitis with epidural and psoas muscle abscesses following transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy. These rare complications were detected by computed tomography of the abdomen and magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine. The patient was successfully treated with antibiotics and underwent neurosurgery. Awareness of presentations such as backache and weakness of the lower limbs after prostate biopsy is important as these symptoms are usually mistaken for bone or muscle problems and often not recognized as being related to infection.

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Published: 2017-10-30

Issue: Vol 4 No 8 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
Li, C.-C., Li, C.-Z., Wu, S.-T., Cha, T.-L., & Tang, S.-H. (2017, October 30). Spondylodiscitis with Epidural and Psoas Muscle Abscesses as Complications After Transrectal Ultrasound-guided Prostate Biopsy: Report of a Rare Case. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4(8). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_000694