Neonatal Ilio-Psoas Abscess: Report of Two Cases

Minakshi Sham, Dasmit Singh


Ilio-psoas abscess (IPA) is rare in children and exceptional in the neonate. However, we recently managed two consecutive male neonates with right-sided IPA.  The first baby was born two days after rupture of the membranes and had thick meconium-stained amniotic fluid.  There was no such high risk factor in the second child. Diagnosis was made by ultrasonography in both the patients. Extraperitoneal surgical drainage was done and systemic antibiotics were given. Delay in presentation and uncontrolled sepsis, led to mortality in the first case. On the contrary, relatively early presentation, prompt drainage of the abscess and good response to higher antibiotics, lead to successful salvage of the second baby.


Ilio- Psoas Abscess (IPA), Neonate, Limb Deformity, Extraperitoneal Surgical Drainage

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