Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis

Moutzouris, Dimitrios-Anestis; Soloukides, Andreas; Peppas, Christos; Hadjiconstantinou, Valsamakis
October 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/23/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 9, p1027
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a woman with a history of renal colic and recurrent urinary tract infections. The patient had tenderness at her left costophrenic angle, a pyuria on a routine urinalysis, leukocytosis and acute renal failure. A computed tomography of the patient's abdomen that showed a nonfunctioning left kidney and radiographic findings compatible with xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is discussed.


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