Osteomyelitis of Pubis after Urologic Surgery

Masamichi Tateyama, Mitsuhiro Takashita, Hirofumi Matsumoto, Shinichi Tokumaru, Hiroshi Tsumura
2000 Orthopedics & Traumatology  
Osteomyelitis of the pubis is a rare condition.We experienced a case of osteomyelitis of the pubis after urologic surgery. A sixty-nine-year old man who developed lower abdominal pain and gait disturbance after urologic surgery of total prostectomy wasreferred to us. Computed tomography scan showed the pubic bone was slightly destructed and MR imaging disclosed an abscess of the pubic symphysis. Surgical treatment with debridement and curettage of the lesion was performed. The culture yielded
more » ... eudomonas aeruginosa. Two weeks after curettage, the pain was diminished and C-reactive protein value and erythrocyte sedimentation rate became normal.
doi:10.5035/nishiseisai.49.379 fatcat:m4gi73cnlzb7fhyw7pu6p6g2k4