Malignant Psoas abscess or Pseudomyxoma extraperitonei

Amber Mehmood, Kiran Ejaz, Turab Ibrahim Pishori

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Primary adenocarcinoma of appendix is an uncommon gastrointestinal malignancy. Similarly, Psoas abscess is an entity, which sometimes requires extensive work-up to reach a diagnosis. Combined presentation of these two rare conditions is not only exceptional, but also diagnostically challenging. We present a case of a lady who presented with recurrent UTI secondary to right sided ureteric obstruction, referred right hip joint pain resulting from a Psoas abscess, which eventually turned out to be a consequence of metastatic adenocarcinoma of appendix, causing pseudomyxoma extraperitonei, with simultaneous intraperitoneal deposits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-568
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Adenocarcinoma of appendix
  • Pseudomyxoma extraperitonei
  • Psoas abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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