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Groin pain in sportsmen is not always musculotendinous in origin
  1. K F Gomez,
  2. R Dawson,
  3. S G Davies,
  4. M E Foster
  1. Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Ynysmaerdy, Llantrisant CF72 8XR, Wales, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr Gomez, Department of Surgery, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, CF72 8XR, Wales, UK;


The case is reported of a young rugby player who presented with pubic tenderness not caused by any muscular injury or direct trauma but by a retropubic abscess.

  • groin pain
  • retropubic abscess
  • MRI, magnetic resonance imaging
  • CT, computed tomography

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