Typhlitis as a rare cause of a psoas abscess

G. Gayer, S. Apter, R. Zissin

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Typhlitis is a life-threatening necrotizing process of the cecum associated with leukemia patients who have undergone chemotherapy. We present a rare complication of typhlitis in a boy with leukemia, in whom a right psoas abscess developed secondary to the inflammatory process of the cecum, with an emphasis on the computed tomographic findings of this severe and potentially life-threatening complication. Typhlitis should be added to conditions of the gastrointestinal tract that cause a psoas abscess such as Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, appendicitis, colorectal carcinoma, and appendiceal tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-602
Number of pages3
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Complications
  • Computed tomography
  • Psoas abscess
  • Typhlitis


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