Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 674--676

De novo pelvic abscess: An unreported primary presentation of Pott俟Q製 spine


Gunjan Desai, Suhani, Shadan Ali, Shaji Thomas, Kusum Meena, Lalit Aggarwal, Jitendar Kumar 
 Department of Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Smt. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Suhani
Senior resident, Department of Surgery, LHMC& SSKH, New Delhi
India

Pott俟Q製 spine leading to pelvic abscess is an uncommon presentation of tuberculosis. We recently cared for a young male who presented with a pelvic abscess without evidence of any primary genitourinary or bowel pathology. On computed tomography (CT), patient was found to have Pott俟Q製 spine as the primary pathology. The pelvic abscess was drained by high transrectal drainage and its tubercular nature was confirmed by microbiological tests. Patient was subsequently stated on antitubercular drugs. Our patient is a rare and the first reported case of a young immunocompetent male who presented with a pelvic abscess as the sole manifestation of Pott俟Q製 spine without coexisting psoas involvement or any neurological deficit. To conclude, any patient presenting with pelvic abscess, Pott俟Q製 spine should be considered amongst the differential diagnosis especially in endemic regions.


How to cite this article:
Desai G, Suhani, Ali S, Thomas S, Meena K, Aggarwal L, Kumar J. De novo pelvic abscess: An unreported primary presentation of Pott's spine.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2013;6:674-676


How to cite this URL:
Desai G, Suhani, Ali S, Thomas S, Meena K, Aggarwal L, Kumar J. De novo pelvic abscess: An unreported primary presentation of Pott's spine. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jan 25 ];6:674-676
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