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Table 6 Success rate of different management pathways between gas-forming IPA and non-gas forming IPA patients

From: Features and treatment modality of iliopsoas abscess and its outcome: a 6-year hospital-based study

  Gas-forming IPA Non-gas forming IPA Pvalue
(n = 27) (n = 61 )
Total number of initial treatments with PCD 13 (48.2%) 23 (37.7%) 0.358
  PCD success rate 2/13 (15.4%) 17/23 (73.9%) 0.0007**
Total number undergoing surgical debridement 16 (59.3%) 25 (41.0%) 0.113
  Primary operation success ratef 7/8 (87.5%) 19/20 (95.0%) 0.497
  Salvage operation success rate (in patients with failed PCD)f 5/8 (62.5%) 4/5 (80.0%) 1.000
Antibiotics alone success ratef 1/6 (16.7%) 11/18 (61.1%) 0.155
  1. fFisher’s Exact Test. **P < 0.001.