JAMES A. GREENE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Pain and tenderness in the psoas muscle which is probably attributable to myositis or fibrositis has been known for many years, but its importance in the differential diagnosis of lower abdominal disease has not been emphasized sufficiently. During the past few years I have observed this syndrome in over 50 cases varying in age from 16 to 60 years. It has been mistaken for other diseases in most instances. In 25 of the 50 cases abdominal operations have been performed alone or in conjunction with perineal repair because of mistaken diagnosis. In addition, many of these patients have become extremely
GREENE JA. THE SYNDROME OF PSOAS MYOSITIS AND FIBROSITIS; ITS MANIFESTATIONS AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE IN THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF LOWER ABDOMINAL PAIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:30–34. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-1-30
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(1):30-34.
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