A case confirming the progressive stages of pyomyositis

Sarah Flier, Stephen E. Dolgin, Richard L. Saphir, Edward Shlasko, Peter Midulla

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A teenage boy presented in the early stage of pyomyositis. He had neck pain, tenderness, and fever. A computed tomography scan showed inflammation in the sternocleidomastoid muscle with no fluid collection. This progressed to a pusfilled drainable mass caused by Stapylococcus aureus. The authors describe this case to highlight the predictable stages and increase the index of suspicion to enhance its early recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1551-1553
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2003


  • Pyomyositis
  • Skeletal muscle abscess


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