Pubic osteomyelitis after surgery for perforated colonic div
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We report the case of an 82-year-old woman who was admitted to a previous hospital with severe abdominal pain caused by a perforated colonic diverticulum with fecal peritonitis. She underwent an emergency operation and a postoperative wound infection occurred. Despite treatment of the infection, purulent exudate was discharged for three months and she gradually showed a gait disturbance.CT and MRI revealed that pubic symphysis showed osteolysis and there was severe inflammation around the wound. After administration of appropriate antibiotics, an operation, which included the removal of a fistula, debridement of sequestra and lavage of the abscess cavity, was performed. The inflammation improved promptly after the operation, and the patient was discharged on a postoperative day 27 without any complications...

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