Obturator Internus Muscle Abscess (OIMA) Successfully Treated With CT-Guided Trans-gluteal Drainage and Antibiotics. A Case Report and Literature Review


Obturator Internus Muscle Abscess (OIMA) Successfully Treated With CT-Guided Trans-gluteal Drainage and Antibiotics. A Case Report and Literature Review


Mazhar Fuad Vayalil, MD; Ahmed Khalil Attia, MD; Adel AlSabahi, MD; Ardeshir Motazedian, MD; Mohammed Munir Bakdash, MD

Hamad Medical Corporation, AlWakrah, Qatar


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Background: Obturator Internus Muscle Abscess (OIMA) is a rare cause of infection around the adult hip with a handful of cases reported in the literature. The management usually consists of antibiotics and open surgical drainage.
Case: We present a case of a 38-year old diabetic gentleman with an OIMA causing mass effect and shifting of intrapelvic organs. To our knowledge, this is the first case that was successfully treated with CT- guided trans-gluteal drainage and culture-specific antibiotics.


Keywords: Obturator Internus Muscle Abscess (OIMA), CT-Guided Trans-gluteal Drainage and Antibiotics


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Mazhar Fuad Vayalil, Ahmed Khalil Attia, Adel AlSabahi, Ardeshir Motazedian, Mohammed Munir Bakdash. Obturator Internus Muscle Abscess (OIMA) Successfully Treated With CT-Guided Trans-gluteal Drainage and Antibiotics. A Case Report and Literature Review. International Journal of Case Reports, 2020 4:146. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2020-06-2805


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