Postpartum retroperitoneal fasciitis: A case report and review of literature

Hiroshi Yagi, Kotaro Fukushima, Shoji Satoh, Yasuharu Nakashima, Masahiro Nozaki, Hitoo Nakano

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10 被引用数 (Scopus)


We present a case of a postpartum female with iliopsoas fasciitis in the puerperium. Two days after a spontaneous vaginal delivery at 38 weeks without any complications, the patient complained of pain in the left thigh and hip, associated with a temperature of 38° C. Consequently, she could not walk 4 days after delivery and her body temperature had increased to 39°C. Extreme left flank pain and tenderness in the left pelvic wall were prominent, whereas the tenderness in the pelvis was moderate. Magnetic resonance imaging led us to diagnose iliopsoas fasciitis. This was complicated by sepsis but improved after a protracted antibiotic treatment without any surgical intervention. A literature review revealed that serious complications, including sepsis or permanent functional disturbance, could arise although retroperitoneal fasciitis and/or abscesses are very rare after vaginal delivery. Iliopsoas fasciitis could be considered when patients complain of extreme pain in the pelvic wall, sacroiliac joint region, or thigh-symptoms that are uncommon in uncomplicated endometritis.

ジャーナルAmerican Journal of Perinatology
出版ステータス出版済み - 2月 2005

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 小児科学、周産期医学および子どもの健康
  • 産婦人科学


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