!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//SQ//DTD HTML 2.0 HoTMetaL + extensions//EN"> Right Iliacus Abscess, Ascites, Staph Septicemia From SBE

This 48 y/o male with a prosthetic cardiac valve, intermittent fever and abdominal distension also complained of right leg pain on flexion. Selected images from his pelvic CT pre and post contrast shown above demonstrate an enhancing mass in the right iliacus muscle. Renal insufficiency and septicemia from subacute bacterial endocarditis with staph was found in this patient. The iliacus abnormality is consistent with focal infection from the septicemia. The ascites was felt to be secondary to the patient's renal insufficiency.

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