Should all patients with psoas abscesses be screened for both spine and hip infections?

Authors: Claus Simpfendorfer, Pouya Alijanipour, Caroline J. Granger

RECOMMENDATION: Cross-sectional imaging with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will identify the source of secondary psoas abscesses in the majority of cases. If no other source is identified, consider cross-sectional imaging with CT or MRI for both the hip and spine in the setting of psoas abscess.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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