Chronic Pubis Osteomyelitis After Reconstructive Surgery for Bladder Prolapse

Introduction: Pubis osteomyelitis is a rare bone infection disease. The clinical manifestations of this disease are highly misleading. The symptoms are non-specific and the patients feel pain in their pelvis and have difficulties in walking. The risk factors for this disease are pelvic and urologic...

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Main Authors: Alireza Sadegpour, Feridon Jamali, Mohammadreza Moharrami, Ali Tabrizi
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Tehran University of Medical Sciences 2016-09-01
Series:Journal of Orthopedic and Spine Trauma
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Online Access:https://jost.tums.ac.ir/index.php/jost/article/view/58
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Summary:Introduction: Pubis osteomyelitis is a rare bone infection disease. The clinical manifestations of this disease are highly misleading. The symptoms are non-specific and the patients feel pain in their pelvis and have difficulties in walking. The risk factors for this disease are pelvic and urological surgeries. Case Presentation: In this report, a 40-year-old female with suprapubic fistula secretion 6 months after reconstructive surgery for bladder prolapse was introduced. In fistulectomy surgery, pelvic pubis osteomyelitis was identified and treated by curettage and debridement. In microorganism culture of the samples, Staphylococcus epidermidis was the result, which was resistant to methicillin. Conclusions: Antibiotic treatment is not enough for pubic osteomyelitis. Curettage and jet lavage surgeries are suggested. Closing the possible route by the urogenital tract is of great importance in controlling the disease.
ISSN:2538-2330
2538-4600